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17 Sep 2018

#CleanUpTheMess

#CleanUpTheMess
In a piece that was originally posted to his blog The Rx Professor, Mark Pew shares his thoughts on cleaning up the mess—the identification of the opioid epidemic, limiting the drug supply, and helping those addicted to opioids find the help they need. Read more here.

14 Dec 2017

Alternatives to opioid use

Alternatives to opioid use
The United States is currently in an opioid epidemic that rivals other medical epidemics in its history. Louisiana is not immune to this epidemic. For several decades, the over prescribing of legal opioids and the easy availability of illicit opioids have created a perfect storm. The end result of this phenomenon is the opioid epidemic. The epidemic’s effects are far-reaching, especially as it relates to the state’s workforce. Statistically, the most common prescription in a workers’ comp case is an opioid. “We” have established a normalcy in this country that no one at any time should ever have pain.
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