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Problem prescribers help fuel deadly epidemic

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A note from Kelly Dyer Fry
Editor and Vice President of News

Here at The Oklahoman, we are dedicated to making Oklahoma a better place to live, work and raise a family. As you have read, our state has with addictions of all kind. We want to find the gaps in our system, and we’re asking you to work with us to persuade our leaders to find a better solution.

You can do this by:

• Visiting the Oklahoma House website to find your legislative representative and let them know
why this is important.

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• Use the hashtag #AddictedOklahoma

• Join the Facebook group Oklahoma’s Addiction and Mental Health Community to talk with others who are going through or have experienced the same issues.

Join us in the fight against addiction.
Together, we can make a difference.

Curious about your doctor?

These state websites allow users to search for disciplinary actions against caregivers.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Oklahoma Board of Osteopathic Examiners

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

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