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‘It’s Only Getting Worse’: Hospitals Flooded With Opioid Patients As Crisis Rages On

09:01 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | Kaiser Health News

There's been a 64 percent increase in inpatient stays, while emergency room visits related to opioids have doubled since 2005. Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price praises China's help in cracking down on opioids. And experts say hospices aren't doing enough to monitor family members' potential abuse of patients' drugs.

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