Defining the Opioid Problem – Where We are and How We Got Here

9/17/2021 - 9/17/2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Live Webinar; Sponsored by Woman's Foundation; Cost Free; 3.0 General,

The opioid epidemic has caught the country off guard, draining resources which were designed to address the problem.  Alarmed federal and state agencies are scrambling to address the problem.  But it is the communities that have borne the brunt of the opioid crisis.  Communities blame the pharmaceutical companies that have, since the 1980s, promoted opioids as a panacea for relieving pain.             

This workshop examines the events that contributed to the opioid crisis, and failed attempts to deal with it.  Misinformation was spread by the pharmaceutical companies in the 80s and 90s which spurred physicians to prescribe more and more opioids.  Journal articles which found that opioids were not addictive were quoted in the media and by the pharmaceutical companies.  This workshop discusses the data regarding use and opioid deaths, and the resulting lawsuits filed by states and local jurisdictions impacted by the crisis.

Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS will be presenting on "Defining the Opioid Problem – Where We are and How" on September 17th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. This is a free virtual event.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 CE clock hours  (general); NBCC credit is not available for this program.

For more information or to register:  janey@womansfoundation.com

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