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The opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of N.J. lives. A group of experts is seeking local fixes.

More than 100 people gathered on Wednesday for the Knock Out Opioid Abuse summit at the Newark Museum. (Karen Yi | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)It’s an epidemic that claimed more than 3,000 lives in New Jersey last year and another 500 in the first three months of this year.

And now state and federal officials say it’s time to join forces to combat the public health epidemic of our lifetime: the opioid crisis.

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