7/16/2018
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Intersecting epidemics of opioid abuse and infectious disease were the focus of discussions at the workshop of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Five action steps were proposed by participants, as reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, emphasizing screening for opioid use disorder, immediate treatment for opioid abuse, hospital promotion of community-based treatment, training for health care professionals, and access to addiction care.

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