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Editorial. The prescription opioid abuse epidemic in rural America: A look at how it begins

Stacey C. Sigmon, PhD, Amanda G. Kennedy, PharmD


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opioid, prescription opioid, treatment, rural, opioid dependence, buprenorphine

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