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The nation’s opioid epidemic and HCA Healthcare’s commitment to “Crush the Crisis”

A learning health system, HCA Healthcare is harnessing powerful data-driven tools to curb the tide of the opioid crisis. We seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for communities everywhere affected by opioids. Find out more here… We’re proud to announce our first national “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day.…
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What is Narcan? And why did it save this singer’s life?

Singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized earlier this week as a result of an apparent drug overdose. The 25-year-old star was reportedly treated with Narcan to reverse the effects of an overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 63,600 overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, including…
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What pharmacists can do to combat the opioid epidemic

National Opioid Abuse Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a half a million people died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2015. Every day, 91 Americans die from overdosing on opioids. The United States opioid epidemic is growing more deadly. The Role of the HCA Healthcare Pharmacist Pharmacists at…
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5 Things You Should Know about the Opioid Crisis

The New York Times calls it “America’s 50-state epidemic.” The Washington Post says “the crisis appears to have left no community untouched.” And CNN reports that it’s the “leading cause of accidental death in this country.” It is opioid abuse – an epidemic that causes nearly 100 overdose deaths each day. Dr. Joel Holiner, executive…
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