End Opioid Overdose

If we change prescribing practices, we can change the face of the epidemic - Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

End Opioid Overdose

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We’re failing in the opioid crisis. A new study shows a more serious approach would save lives.

The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history — on track to kill more people over the next decade than currently live in entire American cities like Miami or Baltimore...

On the harm reduction and treatment front, the model suggested that several interventions — more naloxone, more needle exchanges, more medication-based treatment, and more psychosocial treatment — would have unambiguously good effects, reducing both heroin and painkiller deaths over the next 10 years. But none of them would have giant effects on their own, with potentially hundreds of thousands of deaths still taking place even with the interventions.

Where it gets a little messier…

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 We’re failing in the opioid crisis. A new study shows a more serious approach would save lives.

The study suggests a comprehensive approach is needed — one that goes way further than what America has done so far.

Turn The Tide

We, as clinicians, are uniquely positioned to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic - U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

The Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, established under Section 7221 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, was charged with examining aspects of the synthetic opioid threat to the United States—specifically, with developing a consensus on a strategic approach to combating the illegal flow of synthetic opioids into the United States.


CDC raises awareness about the risks of opioid misuse and abuse empowering the people to make safe choices. CDC created the Rx Awareness campaign to educate everyone about the dangers and risks of prescription opioids.

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