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Drug Enforcement Administration records indicate that 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills flooded U.S. pharmacies from 2006 to 2012. (Photo: Shutterstock) Drug Enforcement Administration records indicate that 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills flooded U.S. pharmacies from 2006 to 2012. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A bipartisan coalition of 38 states sent a letter to Congress yesterday urging them to remove federal barriers that are currently preventing health care providers from offering treatment for opioid use disorder, which affects more than two million Americans, according to the CDC. More than 47,500 Americans died from opioid-related overdoses in 2018.

Heather Turner

Heather Turner is digital managing editor of NU PropertyCasualty360.

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