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Behind Washington’s promises to tackle opioid abuse

In any election year, you can bet that politicians will pay a lot of attention to voters’ concerns. The stakes are even higher in a presidential election year, which is one reason why – after years of relative silence on a rapidly growing opioid epidemic – Congress and the Obama administration have recently started rolling out a variety of solutions.

In this timely tip sheet, AHCJ member Alicia Ault offers colleagues some tips to covering the growing national issue. She includes background on the issue, as well as what legislators, the White House and other government institutions are doing and story ideas for reporters to pursue.

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