DEA travels to Tennessee to instruct dentists on drug diversion: 3 takeaways

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Drug Enforcement Administration officials are venturing to Nashville, Tenn., to help dentists and other medical professionals combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Tennessean.

Here are three takeaways:

1. Dentists will learn tips to prevent over-prescribing and drug diversion.

2. DEA officials will provide details on how to spot patients seeking drugs, securing medication and prescription pads.

3. In Tennessee, approximately 5,100 residents have overdosed on opioids in the past five years.

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