The opioid epidemic is morphing into something new and possibly even more dangerous as cocaine and marijuana are increasingly laced with powerful synthetic opioids…that rapid shift is making it hard for federal and state officials to gain a handle on a crisis that is killing an estimated 115 Americans each day. Read More.
Amid the Opioid Crisis, Some Seriously Ill People Risk Losing Drugs They Depend On – The Washington Post – July 14, 2018
Julie Anne Feinstein had overcome a lifetime of adversity when she began taking daily medication for pain 10 years ago at 68, prescriptions that would eventually land her at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis. Read More.
Millions of Americans suffer from pain. Millions suffer from addiction. Both can be deadly—the question is how to best produce the best outcomes for all involved parties. Read More.
Opioid Overdose Deaths 2016
Nonfatal Overdose Hospital Treated 2016
Prescribing Practices Opioid Prescriptions 2016
Hospitalization Rate for Opioid Use Disorder
More than 1 million American children now live with grandparents, mostly due to their parent’s abuse of opioids and other substances. If you suspect a parent, family member, or friend is struggling with opioid use, follow the link in our bio to find help.
Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on https://t.co/q5X6H5BdIL
Minnesota’s opioid prescribing guidelines provide a framework for safe and judicious opioid prescribing for pain management in the state.