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Baltimore city health commissioner to appear on CNN town hall on opioid epidemic

Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen will appear on CNN tonight to talk about the opioid addiction epidemic that has swept the country.

She will join anchor Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta, the network's chief medical correspondent, as part of an hour-long town hall addressing the issue. The audience will include patients and families dealing with addiction.

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Wen will talk about efforts underway in Baltimore to help with the problem.

"This conversation is an extremely timely one," Wen said in statement. "While we have long been focused on cutting-edge practices for addressing the opioid epidemic as a City, the spread of this crisis across the country underscores the opportunity for us to share our accomplishments and lessons learned with a national audience."

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