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Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

Susanna Capelouto Apr 23, 2019
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Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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The Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit kicked off this week in Atlanta. It looks at ways to fight addiction, stop illegal drugs, and prevent overdose deaths. Nationwide, the economic toll of the opioid crisis is estimated at more than $1 trillion since 2001, according to the health care research firm, Altarum. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are scheduled to address the conference Wednesday. 

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