Counter Talk: 5 Steps to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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The following was provided by Drug Topics:

America is in the midst of an epidemic that shows no signs of slowing down. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency department visits due to suspected opioid overdoses continued to climb — about 30% — from July 2016 to September 2017. Perhaps more alarming: 40% of opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid, as reported by the CDC. Instead of waiting for legislation and administrative agencies to set the precedent, it’s time for retail pharmacies to take action — and arm consumers with tools to fight this epidemic, too. Some of these tools include: CLICK HERE to read more.

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