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A personal quest to give doctors the tools to battle opioid abuse


A Memphis doctor who knows first-hand the pain of losing a child to an overdose is fighting to change medical education in Tennessee so there are more physicians throughout the state with addiction medicine expertise. Dr. David Stern, vice-chancellor for clinical affairs for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, recently presented his vision — which he calls an “infrastructure proposal” — to Gov. Bill Haslam’s opioid working group.

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