Practical Reviews

Many Factors Combined to Generate the Opioid Perfect Storm

U.S. health care providers must be actively involved in dealing with the opioid epidemic. To find solutions, we must first understand how the epidemic became such a large problem in our country. The analysis of how this came about is surprisingly consistent among the media and the experts. A combination of factors contributed to the epidemic. One factor is that, in the process of destigmatizing pain management and destigmatizing narcotics as a means for pain management, we went too more...
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