Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, says opioid abuse is a problem nationwide, but only a small percentage of Americans think it's an emergency in their own communities.
Adams took part in a panel discussion about opioids Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Gov. Phil Bryant said Mississippi law enforcement officers have revived 43 people in the past nine months with naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdose. The governor says all Highway Patrol troopers and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents are carrying... read more
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