St. Louis County Trying New Strategy to Combat Opioid Abuse

St. Louis County Trying New Strategy to Combat Opioid Abuse Photo: KSTP-TV

June 11, 2018 02:52 PM

A northeastern Minnesota county has launched a new three-pronged approach to combating the opioid epidemic.

St. Louis County is partnering with clinics and health care providers to bring opioid prescribers in line with best practices recommended by the state. The Public Health and Human Services Department, with support from the Minnesota Department of Health, is working to decrease the supply of opioids in the area by promoting safe disposal of unused medication.

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