Missouri attorney general says state needs urgent action to combat opioid crisis
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One out of every 65 deaths in Missouri are related to opioids, according to Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Addiction recovery specialists at Swope Health Services told the state's top lawyer that urgent action is needed to stop an epidemic affecting all corners of the state.

Statistics show 140 people die every day in this country from opioid overdoses. The attorney general has been touring the state, gathering ideas on how best to end the health crisis.

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