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May 23, 2018

Twitter wants to be an educational tool for providers, policymakers tackling the opioid crisis

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Fierce Healthcare – An unexpected collaborator is jumping into the fight against the opioid epidemic: Twitter. 

The social media site teamed up with the Republican Main Street Partnership, a coalition that includes 70 Republican members of Congress, to host a forum on the issue on Tuesday in Washington. 

Their goal: To highlight efforts that are in the works to fight the problem of opioids.

"Twitter is a powerful tool to empower the public with critical healthcare information and connect policymakers with health professionals and communities affected by the opioid epidemic," said Carlos Monje, Twitter's director of public policy and philanthropy. 

Read more at Fierce Healthcare.