For those who missed the 2016 LEG conference, here is a more in depth perspective on the conference summary of the Prescription Drug Epidemic presentation – it’s an optimistic look about how the medical community is self-correcting for the sake of prevention over treatment.
Essentially, the article discusses how “students at Harvard have organized their own trainings on how to use new medication to treat opioid addiction. And they’ve launched a campaign to raise awareness about how to buy and use naloxone, the overdose-reversal drug.
The efforts take place amid a surge in deaths from opioid overdoses, which killed an estimated 28,000 people in the United States in 2014. At least half of those deaths involved a drug prescribed by a doctor.”