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While prescriptions for naloxone have increased markedly in recent years, researchers at the CDC report that the overdose reversal drug is not prescribed enough in many areas of the country that need it most. Further, the agency reports that too few physicians are prescribing naloxone in accordance with the CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
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