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New tool to fight rising opioid epidemic

Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 11:41:50-05

The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) has created a new tool to help fight the rising opioid epidemic.

According to a release from the NHA, a recent report found that people are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash.

In response, the NHA has created what they call an Opioid Toolkit to help health professionals determine when to prescribe or administer opioids based on a number of factors.

Toolkits have been delivered to Nebraska hospitals, clinics and area health education centers across the state.