S&S Dialogues: Reining in the Opioid Crisis
More than 60,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017. Chronic pain afflicts an estimated 100 million Americans; many of whom rely on opioids to help ameliorate their pain. Efforts to restrict the availability of opioids has yet to stem the rising death toll. But, are those in chronic pain becoming the collateral damage in the war on opioids? Examine these two parallel public health crises from the perspective of a policy maker and a clinician.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP so that we have an accurate headcount for catering. https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ss-dialogues-reining-in-the-opioid-crisis-while-treating-those-in-pain/