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Opioids: The Prescription that Caused the Epidemic

June 30, 2020
Public Health Insight
Opioids: The Prescription that Caused the Epidemic
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Public Health Insight
Opioids: The Prescription that Caused the Epidemic
Jun 30, 2020

Opioids are a specific class of analgesic drugs that can be found naturally occurring in the opium poppy plant. It has been documented that this drug has been used since the earliest days of civilization to treat severe acute pain and terminally ill patients. Public Health Insight’s public health professionals discuss how overprescribing opioids based on weak evidence and the subsequent efforts to correct these practices in the past created the current opioid epidemic we are now facing in North America. 

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Show Notes

Opioids are a specific class of analgesic drugs that can be found naturally occurring in the opium poppy plant. It has been documented that this drug has been used since the earliest days of civilization to treat severe acute pain and terminally ill patients. Public Health Insight’s public health professionals discuss how overprescribing opioids based on weak evidence and the subsequent efforts to correct these practices in the past created the current opioid epidemic we are now facing in North America. 

Remember to follow our podcast on your podcast platform of choice and also follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If you would like to hear more about solutions to the opioid epidemic and what has worked successfully in other countries, please let us know by direct messaging us on our social media platforms or emailing us at ThePublicHealthInsight@gmail.com

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Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/publichealthinsight)