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Odessa's response to the opioid epidemic


Last updated 5/18/2018 at 4:24pm

Opioid addiction across the United States, including rural America, is very prevalent and becoming more widespread with its affects hitting closer and closer to home. In response to the opioid crisis and its effects, Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center is modifying its practice to stay consistent with current industry prescriptive practice.

On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Around 66% of the more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid. From 1999 to 2016, more than 630,000 people have died from a drug overdose. In 2016, the number of overdose...

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