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By Lucette Moramarco

WOW program provides opioid education


Last updated 2/11/2018 at 8:14pm

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Pharmacist Don Weeks answers questions about opioids at the WOW event at Fallbrook Library Feb. 1.

The Feb. 1 Women of Wellness program (WOW) featured CVS pharmacist Don Weeks talking about "Opioids: What they are and how they work." Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) hosted the program at Fallbrook Library.

First, Weeks said that it is "really illegal opioids that are the major problem" in the current opioid epidemic; while the number of prescriptions being written for opioids has leveled off, the use of illegal opioids has gone up.

According to Weeks, these drugs have molecules that attach to opioid receptors in the brain, nervous system and GI tract. Overall, there are 17 diffe...

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