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August 26, 2016 // By Paul Foster // Comments

A Welcome Tool to Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Addiction // Patient Care // pharmacy // prescriptions



The message was clear at a Thursday afternoon press conference in the Henry A. Jordan Medical Education Center. The opioid crisis in America affects everyone, across all boundaries. 
“It affects teenagers, who have their entire lives in front of them. It affects elderly who struggle with chronic pain ailments,” said J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “Every family is impacted by our problems with prescription drugs.”
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