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Sixty seconds on . . . Sesame Street and opioids

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5987
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

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The letter “O” for opioid and the number 5.7 million. Shockingly, that’s the estimated number of US children under the age of 11 who live in households with a parent with a substance use disorder.

But where do Muppets come in?

America’s opioid crisis has inspired the iconic US kids’ TV show Sesame Street to introduce a new character whose mother is battling addiction. …

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