A Path Out of the Opioid Epidemic
By Editorial Staff
According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, senior medical correspondent at CNN, the very doctors who prescribe opioids deserve a lion's share of the blame for the opioid epidemic sweeping the country – and a lion's share of the responsibility to help rectify the situation.
In "Prescription Addiction: Doctors Must Lead Us Out of Our Opioid Abuse Epidemic," an illuminating feature article with accompanying video published on CNN.com, Dr. Gupta outlines the crisis in shockingly candid fashion (particularly for a medical doctor). Here are just some of the sound bites from the article:
Dr. Gupta clearly illuminates a path out of what he calls "a completely man-made" public-health epidemic – and puts the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of all doctors who prescribe opioids – that relies on patient-centered care, alternatives to medication, and pain strategies that do good, not harm.
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