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Title: Setting Today’s Opioid Epidemic in Historical Context


Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: blog post titled, "Setting Today's Opioid Epidemic in Historical Context," by David Herzberg published on the Organization of American Historians Website on August 8, 2017. The post looks at today's opioid epidemic in the context of the earlier waves in the history of addiction and argues that reform must apply to all pharmaceuticals and to people without access to them and that without changes to the basic legal and cultural framework, the next wave will be inevitable.

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