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Healthcare professionals meet to address prescription drug abuse

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Doctors, healthcare professionals, and government officials are meeting to discuss ways to address the abuse of prescription painkillers in New York State.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday as experts look at new ways to treat patients who suffer from chronic pain, as well as ways to regulate and monitor prescription painkillers.

This is part of an effort to cut back on overdose deaths from the drugs, and ensure better treatment for those who legitimately need it.

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