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A primary care doctor delves into the opioid epidemic

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Our nephew Christopher died of a heroin overdose in October 2013 (1). It had started with pain pills and experimentation, and was fueled by deep grief (2). He was charismatic, lovable, a favorite uncle, and a hero to all the children in his life. His death too young was a huge loss to our family. I have always felt that I didnít do enough to help prevent…

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