ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS
“The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges — reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can result from the use of opioid medications.”
— Consensus Study Report: Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, July 20171
Many factors contributed to the crisis, and many parties play a role in addressing it — manufacturers, insurance companies, doctors, regulators, distributors, educators, patients, and caregivers. We are committed to doing our part.
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Pain management and the opioid epidemic: Balancing societal and individual benefits and risks of prescription opioid use. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24781.