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The Pandemic Stay-at-Home Order and Opioid-Involved Overdose Fatalities

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Corresponding Author: Maryann Mason, PhD, Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 420 E Superior St, Ninth Floor, Chicago, IL 60611 (maryann-mason@northwestern.edu).

Published Online: April 23, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.6700

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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