It’s Time for Congress to Get Serious About Hepatitis and the Opioid Epidemic

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It’s Time For Congress To Get Serious About Hepatitis And The Opioid Epidemic


It has been almost a year since the United States opioid crisis was declared a nationwide public health emergency, and too many American households are now familiar with its devastating effects. Unfortunately, one of its most serious consequences has been overlooked.What we are actually facing is a dual epidemic, as the rise in opioid use has also led to a spike in the deadly hepatitis B and C viruses. Fortunately, there is common-sense action that Congress can take now to tackle opioid drug use and reduce rates of viral hepatitis infections.
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