News of the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects in the United States fills medical journals and the popular media, but even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise,1 it is easy to look away, to think of it as happening to someone else, somewhere else, when you do not know anyone who has lost a loved one to opioid addiction.2
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Muth CC. In Memoriam—Honoring the Victims of Opioid Addiction. JAMA. 2018;320(14):1418–1419. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13658
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