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U.S. Surgeon General Takes Unprecedented Step to Fight the Country’s Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 25, 2016.  U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has sent a letter to every doctor in the United States warning them about the country’s opioid epidemic.  The letter was also sent to nurse practitioners and dentists. This is the first time that the Surgeon General has reached out to all those in the medical profession that have the ability to prescribe opioids.

While Dr. Murthy says that he understands physicians’ good intentions about wanting to help patients alleviate their pain, his letter points out that the opioid epidemic in the United States is an . . .

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