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Vermont Governor Pushes to Limit Prescription Painkillers to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Vermont Governor Pushes to Limit Prescription Painkillers to Combat Opioid EpidemicThe governor of Vermont announced Wednesday a proposal to limit the number of painkillers prescribed in an effort to combat the crippling opioid epidemic that has devastated the state in recent years. “Vermont, and the rest of America, will not get a handle on the opiate and heroin addiction crisis until we confront head-on the source of the problem: FDA-approved opiates that are handed out like candy,” Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a statement. “Vermont doctors and providers have been on the leading edge of curbing the irrational exuberance with which opiates are handed out.

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