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Community Health Matters: Opioid Addiction

Posted: 10:36 AM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 11:36:39-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) —Did you know every thirteen minutes someone dies from an opioid overdose? On today's segment we talk to Dr. Kiffany Peggs, with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, about what exactly is an opioid, why we have an epidemic, and what it's been done to minimize the risk of opioid addiction.