VIDEO: The Opioid Epidemic
From Poppies to People
For the past two decades, the US has experienced alarming rates of opioid use, misuse, abuse, and overdose deaths, and we are now ground zero for the opioid epidemic. This epidemic is rife with risks for patients, practitioners, insurers, healthcare organizations, communities, and our entire society.
Join Tom Syzek, MD, veteran emergency physician and VP of e-Learning at The Sullivan Group, for an overview of the opioid epidemic as he examines:
- The current trends in opioid use/misuse and heroin abuse
- Alternatives to opioid therapy in clinical practice
- Strategies to reduce harm from opioid prescribing and abuse