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Event Type General News  Date Time 2017-04-07 17:12:00 
Country US  City Washington D.C. 
Latitude 38.907  Longitude -77.037 
URL https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/opioids-diarrhea-drugs-imodium/522195/?utm_source=quartzfb     
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[TheAtlantic.com]  UNITED STATES :: Addicts Who Can't Get Opioids Are Overdosing on a Diarrhea Drug

"Yes, and that drug is another opioid called loperamide, better known by its brand name Imodium as an over-the-counter treatment for diarrhea. At extremely high doses—dozens or even hundreds of pills a day—it can produce a high or ease withdrawal symptoms. And in the middle of a national opioid epidemic, overdoses of loperamide are rising, too."

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