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Opioid Epidemic Affects Hunt County

Aug 11, 2017

Credit University of Texas College of Pharmacy

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says the local emergency centers do see cases of opioid abuse.  She says it's important that opioid medications -- such as oxycodone or fentanyl -- not be prescribed for relatively minor pain trouble.  Kim says the state of Texas recently ordered that physicians check on online record of prescriptions a patient has previously received before prescribing an opioid medication.