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CEO Maggie Labarta, Ph.D. Responds to Opioid Crisis

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It is no secret our nation is facing a serious crisis regarding the use of Opioids. Recent statistics show the repercussions and treatment of Opioid use generates an annual economic burden of over 78 billion dollars. In 2013, an even more alarming statistic ranked Florida as the state with the 11th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. Meridian’s CEO, Dr. Maggie Labarta understands the urgency of this crisis and recently voiced her response in an article to the Gainesville Sun. Please visit the following link to read the full article.
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