The OPIOID EMERGENCY

On November 15, 2017 there was an call to action policy change  meeting for solutions on Capitol Hill. The meeting addressed MAT the Medication Assisted Treatment as a Frontline Response to the National Opioid Emergency Policy.

The American opioid epidemic is officially a public health emergency, with over 175 lives lost to opioid overdose every day. The time to lower the barriers to lifesaving treatments is now.

Panel Participants:

  • Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, AOR Advisor, Member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
  • Former Congresswoman Mary Bono, Co-Founder, Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP)
  • Mark Parrino, President, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD)
  • Dr. Frances Levin, Past President of American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University; Chief of Substance Abuse Division at NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • Moderator: Brianna Ehley, POLITICO Healthcare Reporter

Watch the complete event  for answers to the emergency HERE

Thank Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and the excellent panel for answers

I was the one who asked the panel the question concerning CarFentanyl and why are we as a society not being educated.

  Watch the complete meeting HERE

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