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Wen to Nursing Students: Opioid Crisis ‘Horrendous’

October 30, 2017

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, was en route to speak at an endowed lecture at the University of Maryland School of Nursing Oct. 26 when President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, leaving Baltimore City’s health commissioner with many questions. Wen’s remarks about Trump’s declaration were at the forefront of her address in the Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture, part of the 2017-2018 Dean’s Lecture Series.

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