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UAB School of Dentistry on front lines of combating opioid epidemic

As opioid deaths add up to that of a commercial plane crash each day, leaders in the dental field tackle the issue. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, professors are taking the lead in the dental field to combat the growing ... read more

One in 12 doctors accepts payment from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids

Credit: Boston Medical Center One in twelve physicians - and nearly one in five family medicine physicians - accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids ... safe opioid prescribing education on the front lines." read more

First lady to host discussion on opioid crisis

An initial report from the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Abuse and the Opioid Crisis noted that the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll from the epidemic is “equal to September 11th every three weeks.” read more

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