House:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (Informal)
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (No Calendar)

SURGEONS REFLECT ON ROLES IN OPIOID CRISIS

Allison Bauer, director of the recently renamed Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, said surgeons can "actually be on the very front line" of the opioid epidemic. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

For a patient recovering from surgery, an opioid painkiller prescription can be the first step to necessary relief. Surgeons who gathered at the State House Monday said there's a growing focus in their offices and operating rooms on the other paths those prescriptions can lead down, as doctors rethink their procedures in light of the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic.

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