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BUDD: Making a difference in the opioid crisis

BUDD: Making a difference in the opioid crisis

It has become clear that after years of progress, the COVID-19 pandemic has aided in the opioid crisis spiraling out of control once again. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a record high of 93,331 drug overdose deaths. The vast majority of those deaths were related to opioids. Given the immense human suffering that swept through the country due to opioid overdoses, it is imperative to act quickly to prevent this crisis from gripping more Americans in addiction. First and foremost, we need to help create off-ramps from addiction, and that starts with making certain treatment drugs…
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