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Details on Death Certificates Offer Layers of Clues to Opioid Epidemic

June 1, 2016

(NPR) – There’s another reason to get solid data — so you can craft a public health response to the epidemic. Specificity about a death today could help save a life tomorrow, he says. A death certificate needs to say more than something vague like “opioid intoxication” to help both law enforcement and public health officials curb the distribution — and hopefully abuse — of opioids.

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