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U.S. attorney forms work group to address opioid overdoses

April 22, 2014
by Jenny Wagner
Times Online

Pennsylvania has the 14th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the country, according to the nonprofit, non-partisan organization, Trust for America's Health.

"We cannot prosecute our way out of the problem of opioid addiction. We need to better address the demand side of the problem by being more attentive to and understanding of addiction, treatment and recovery,” Hickton said in a news release.

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