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The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, collects, preserves, and makes available to the public information about health, medicine, and the biomedical sciences. To continue fulfilling this mission, NLM is collecting and archiving related Web content, which also serves to document the histories of health and medicine.

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Title: Why opioids are such an American problem - BBC News


Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Why Opioids Are Such An American Problem" by Owen Amos published on the BBC web site October 25, 2017. Some of the reasons cited in the article include perks given to doctors by drug companies to peddle their products, the lack of universal health care in the U.S., the ready advertisement of prescription opioids on television, poor training of doctors, and a "culture of medication."

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