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    08 Jul

    Hospitals in Nebraska and Iowa See Progress Against Opioid Problem

    The focused work by Nebraska hospitals to reduce their opioid use deserves applause.

    During 2013-18, Nebraska health systems lowered opioid prescriptions by some 32%.

    That’s encouraging progress in heading off the kind of full-blown opioid crisis that unfortunately burdens some other states.

    Nationwide, 43,036 Americans died from painkiller overdoses in 2017, a figure exceeding the toll from car-crash fatalities.

    Omaha World-Herald Opinion: Hospitals in Nebraska and Iowa See Progress Against the Opioid Problem