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What is a possible solution to the opioid epidemic?

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What is a possible solution to the opioid epidemic?

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Opioids are a type of pain killer. Their name derives from the fact that they act much like the drug opium. Opium was one of the first pain killers used by physicians. It is derived from the poppy flower. All opioids are highly addictive.

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One possible solution to the opioid epidemic is to develop non-addictive pain medications. However, the best pain medications currently available are...

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