Families haunted by opioid deaths seek answers, change

[Star Tribune, January 25, 2016] Casey Jo Schulte died at age 26 in August 2015.

Answers might soon come regarding the mysterious death of Casey Jo Schulte in a Fargo apartment garage last August — whether she accidentally overdosed on painkillers, died by suicide, or was killed — but her family already knows a culprit that put her in harm’s way.

It’s a familiar downward spiral as patients grow tolerant to opioids and demand more, said Dr. Matthew Monsein, an Allina Health pain specialist who treated Schulte at Abbott Northwestern. Read the entire story at startribune.com.

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