Practical Reviews

Education Key to Stopping Opioid Epidemic

As health care professionals, dentists, surgeons, and physicians, we must take steps to reduce the opioid epidemic by helping our patients get less addicted and avoid these opioid medications. When I talk to physicians, I compare the opioid epidemic to the events that occur right after a hurricane. First there is a rescue phase, and then there is a recovery phase. In the rescue phase, the essential roles of prescribers, physicians, dentists, and all other health care providers are more...
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