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Most States Not Doing Enough to End Opioid Crisis

 Only 13 states are currently taking five or all six of the key actions needed to end the opioid crisis, according to a report from the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate preventable deaths. The six actions are: educating opioid prescribers, establishing opioid prescription guidelines, implementing prescription drug monitoring programs, improving the collection and sharing of data, treating overdoses and improving access to treatment for opioid abuse. The NSC found that eight states are taking only one of two of those actions.