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Opioid epidemic in Missouri

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing three large pharmaceutical companies, as the opioid epidemic in the state is raging.

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing three large pharmaceutical companies, as the opioid epidemic in the state is raging.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/6969537?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:03:28 +0000 Opioid epidemic in Missouri Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing three large pharmaceutical companies, as the opioid epidemic in the state is raging. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/6969537?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KY3 - KYTV more taxes locally. amazon started collecting sales tax in february. >> ethan: the state of missouri is suing three pharmaceutical companies saying the companies misrepresented the risks of opioids. >> reporter: attorney general josh hawley in 2015 he said 500 missourians died from opioids and 300 from heroin. >> the scale of the epidemic we face is startling, but for missouri families the epidemic cannot be quantified. >> reporter: substance abuse treatment facilities in the ozarks are inundated. at heartland center they work with those in the greene county justice system. their drug court coordinator says the majority of people coming in are struggling with opioid use. it frequently begins with a prescription. >> every year we find out new things on how certain substances impact the brain and neurological functioning. so i think historically physicians and prescribers weren't always well aware and educated on the negative impact that long-term exposure to some of these medications could have. i think that's improving. >> reporter: and





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