Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said health officials are bringing “all hands on deck” to address the painkiller addiction crisis. In this 2013 file photo is OxyContin, in 80 mg pills.
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said health officials are bringing “all hands on deck” to address the painkiller addiction crisis. In this 2013 file photo is OxyContin, in 80 mg pills. Liz O. Baylen TNS
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said health officials are bringing “all hands on deck” to address the painkiller addiction crisis. In this 2013 file photo is OxyContin, in 80 mg pills. Liz O. Baylen TNS

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