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ER Reduces Opioid Use by More Than Half With Dry Needles, Laughing Gas

NPR (02/20) – In an unusual program designed to help stem the opioid epidemic, the emergency department at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., has been exploring alternative painkillers and methods. That strategy has led to a 58 percent drop in the ER’s opioid prescriptions in the program’s first year. Read more

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