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STUDY: MED WON’T SOLVE THE OPIOIDS CRISIS

Opioid deaths climbed 23% in states which introduced MED laws between 2010 and 2017, according to a new study. It dampened hope after A previous study conducted with the same methods had found opioid deaths decreased in states which introduced MED laws between 1999 and 2010.
The Atlantic

  • The earlier study primarilylooked at primarily Western states where the opioid epidemic has not been as devastating as in Appalachia and the Northeast.
  • The crisis has also deepened in recent years as more opioid users turn from prescription drugs to heroin and fentanyl.

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