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Stories related to: opioid addiction

Is Telemedicine The Next Tool for Combatting Opioids?

August 17, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

Following President Trump's declaration of a national opioid crisis, California health leaders discuss telemedicine as a solution to the problem.

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Plumas Schools Weigh Response To Opioid Epidemic

June 15, 2017 | Ali Budner

Plumas County has California's highest death rate from prescription opioid overdoses. This year the state made it legal for schools to stock the overdose reversal drug, but that might be easier said than done in Plumas.

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California Boosts Access to Opioid Addiction Treatments

April 28, 2017 | Sally Schilling

The state aims to boost support for physicians to prescribing opioid addiction treatment drugs.

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McCarty Bill Aimed At Fighting Opioid Addiction

March 1, 2017 | Steve Milne

Democratic State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty of Sacramento wants to impose a one-cent per milligram surcharge on prescription opioids. The fee would pay for drug addiction prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs.

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