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The true cause of the opioid epidemic

New research supports the idea that economic distress led to an increase in opioid abuse, but some say the origins of the epidemic are far more complicated. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this piece.

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