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It was a vexing data riddle: Were opioids leading seniors to commit suicide? Or did they have... more »
posted 06/27/18
Orange County has the second highest number of opioid-related deaths in the state after Los... more »
posted 10/26/17

Jill Replogle's Work

Momentum is building to get emergency departments to play a bigger role in stemming the epidemic.
Some seniors there now say they are looking for ways to take as few prescription drugs as possible. And many are turning to cannabis as an alternative.
"We are overreacting to the need to lower opioid prescribing by punishing patients," says Dr. Kelly Pfeifer.