When President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency last October, it was unclear if this announcement would become a defining moment in ending our nation’s worst-ever drug epidemic. As the Charleston Gazette-Mail‘s Pulitzer-Prize winning reporting revealed, West Virginia
Many of our patients and readers have been asking about the "War on Opioids". Clinics and practices are being shut down and called "pill mills". At the same time, well meaning physicians are afraid to prescribe opioids for fear of getting into trouble... and patients are caught in the middle. I
Read the original here at investors.com by DR. AMAR SETTY America's worst drug epidemic shifted into high gear ten years ago when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned fatal drug overdoses in 2008 were poised to overtake the numbers of deaths caused by motor vehicle
Read the original post at marylandmatters.org by Dr. Amar Setty. Connecting consumers and physicians through technology will revolutionize health care, saving costs while challenging prevailing attitudes that “getting better” begins and ends with a doctor’s appointment or hospital admission.
The Opioid Crisis is well documented, but the numbers are still staggering each time they are seen. In fact, more people are dying from opioid overdoses than from gun homicides or car crashes combined! From 1999-2015, according to the Presidential Commission on Combating Drug Addiction