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By Gordon Hopkins
Rural Health News Service 

Opioid crisis hits rural America hard


Last updated 5/22/2018 at 6:40am

The opioid crisis is a major talking point on the national political stage. On, President Donald Trump said, “Together, we will face this challenge as a national family with conviction, with unity and with a commitment to love and support our neighbors in times of dire need. Working together, we will defeat this opioid epidemic.”

Despite much talk by the president and many others, relatively little has been done to date to combat the crisis, which continues to grow. It is a problem for all parts of the nation, including rural areas. According to a May 1 report in the...

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