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Surgeon general, hospitals team up to combat opioid abuse
Modern Healthcare

Saying there is still a lot of “low-hanging fruit,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Friday announced that his office will partner with the American Hospital Association to further combat the opioid epidemic.Speaking at the AHA’s Leadership Summit in San Diego, Adams was short on details about the collaboration, other than saying that it will launch this fall. There’s no formal arrangement in place at this point. AHA officials did not lay out specific actions items either, but suggested that work will could center around education materials and spreading best practices.