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AVMA president: Clients who request opioids may be misusing meds

Veterinarians need to remain vigilant as the nation's opioid misuse crisis continues, says AVMA President Dr. John de Jong. Telltale signs that a client is seeking opioids for personal use include asking for specific drugs and dosages and seeking drugs for animals that have been prescribed opioids by another veterinarian, Dr. de Jong says.

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