Congress discusses opioid-addiction bill

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Congress discusses opioid-addiction bill

April 25, 2018

Translating legislation to action will require significant funding, says UW Medicine pain-management expert.

Opiates "clearly have been overprescribed since the late 1990's," says Dr. David Tauben, chief of pain medicine at UW Medicine in Seattle.  He weighs in on action by the U.S. Senate to consider several measures to reduce the national epidemic of opioid abuse.

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