The opioid epidemic has reached a critical point in the U.S. Every day 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and societal costs related to the opioid epidemic exceed $82 billion and continue to rise.1,2*
In June 2017, Prescient Medicine hosted a unique summit that brought together a diverse group of leaders from healthcare, academia, government, and law enforcement. The goal was to drive change through cross-functional partnerships and share information in pursuit of immediate and lasting solutions to the opioid crisis. This video shares some of what we learned.
Joseph Garbely, DO
Keri Donaldson, MD, MSCE
Michael Milone, MD, PhD
Perry Meadows, MD, MBA, JD
Sgt. Andy Callaghan
Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH
Tanya Uritsky, PharmD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Understanding the epidemic. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic. Accessed August 10, 2017.
Science Daily. Costs of US prescription opioid epidemic estimated at $78.5 billion. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914105756.htm. Accessed August 10, 2017. *Adjusted for inflation