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Editorial: How to reduce the deadly toll of opioids

An editorial from the Chicago Tribune:

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At the end of the 20th century, Americans were worried about the dangers posed by crack cocaine. They didn't realize that another drug menace would soon eclipse it. Prescription opioids were gaining favor as a tool against undertreated pain. No one foresaw where this would lead: to an epidemic of opioid overdoses that the nation

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