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Surgeon General Discusses Opioid Epidemic With Native Americans in Oklahoma

 


U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, met with Native Americans in Oklahoma to discuss prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction, the Associated Press reports.

Murthy held a town hall meeting with Native American youth who are developing prevention programs in their own communities, and held a listening session with tribal leaders, parents and youth. It was the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has met with tribal leaders, according to the AP.

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/surgeon-general-discusses-opioid-epidemic-native-americans-oklahoma/

 

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