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Nashville Sees Push To Use Nerve Blocks Instead Of Opioids In The Operating Room02:54Download

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An influential institution is taking on Tennessee's prescription opioid epidemic. The Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in Nashville is teaching its students to use nerve blocks instead of opioids, both during surgery and after.

Blake Farmer of Here & Now contributor WPLN reports.

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Blake Farmer, reporter, host and assistant news director at WPLN in Nashville. He tweets @flakebarmer.

This segment aired on October 11, 2016.

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