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    YCC Meeting-in-a-Box: Opiods - Combating Addiction with Chemistry

    February 27, 2018
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Univ. of Illinois Chicago, SES Bldng
    845 W. Taylor St.
    Chicago, IL 60608

    These days it is difficult to escape the tragic news of yet another story referring to the growing opioid epidemic. In the United States, overdose deaths from opioids have nearly tripled in the last 15 years. In 2016 alone they have claimed more than 30,000 lives.

    Join us for a special broadcast as we explain what makes these compounds so addictive, the treatments and medications that are being used to help those who suffer, and profile the work that chemists are doing to make prescription pain killers safer and harder to abuse. In this event we interact with our expert panel of medical experts, and chemists to discover why this problem has become so widespread and how the power of chemistry can be used to fight the rising tide of addiction.

    In this event, Q&A will be taken by phone and web comment from all participating sites.


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