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Scripps Opioid Expert Featured on NPR

Valerie Norton, MD, discusses prevention, managing pain

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Valerie Norton, MD, discusses prevention, managing pain

Valerie Norton, MD, emergency room medical director at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, recently discussed strategies to reduce opioid prescribing and preventing chronic narcotic use with NPR and other news media outlets.

Read the story on NPR: Hospitals brace patients for pain to reduce risk of opioid addiction.

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