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Opioid addiction is the biggest drug epidemic in U.S. history. How'd we get here?

Leung PTM, Macdonald EM, Stanbrook MB, et al. A 1980 Letter on the Risk of Opioid Addiction. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017;376(22). doi:10.1056/nejmc1700150.

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October 18, 2017
Leung PTM, Macdonald EM, Stanbrook MB, et al. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017;376(22).

The current opioid epidemic is a critical patient safety priority. The news video reports on factors that led to the increasing use of prescription opioids and serves as a prologue for a series of broadcasts looking at various facets of the problem and strategies for improvement.

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Leung PTM, Macdonald EM, Stanbrook MB, et al. A 1980 Letter on the Risk of Opioid Addiction. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017;376(22). doi:10.1056/nejmc1700150.