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Surgeon General Writes to Every Doctor in U.S. About Opioid Epidemic

Since 1999, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled and opioid prescriptions have increased, almost enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills.  US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wrote a letter to all physicians that begins: “I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic.”   

Click on the links below to read Dr. Murthy’s letter and accompanying prescriber guidelines.

 

UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL

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