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US Officials Call for Greater Use of Medications to Treat Drug Abuse

More than 15 million people around the world have substance abuse issues, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, health officials say the abuse of prescription drugs is worsening and that deaths from prescribed painkillers have increased to more than 16,000 a year.  They are calling for greater use of inexpensive and effective medications to treat what they are calling the epidemic of opioid addiction. Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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