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Combating the Opioid Epidemic: Finding Alternatives in Pain Management

Hudson Institute

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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Opioid-related fatalities have reached epidemic levels in the United States. According to the latest data, more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths were recorded in 2016, a 22-percent increase over the previous year, with two-thirds of these deaths the result of opioids. While politicians, public health officials, and law enforcement seek solutions to stem the catastrophic increase in overdose deaths, the struggle to gain the upper hand is ongoing.

The roots of this crisis stem from a variety of factors, including years of overprescribed opioids in medical treatment and increased efforts by drug cartels to flood America with heroin and potent synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. Yet one underexamined area in countering this crisis is the development of pain-relieving alternatives to opioids.

On July 25, Hudson Institute will host a panel of leading drug policy experts to examine the opioid epidemic and discuss solutions to help reverse this growing national crisis. Discussants will include Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy; Hudson Institute Chief Operating Officer John Walters and Senior Fellow David Murray; Pacira Pharmaceuticals Chief Scientific Officer Richard Scranton; and journalist Barry Meier.

This event will be livestreamed.

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Hudson Institute
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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An independent research organization promoting new ideas for the advancement of global security, prosperity and freedom.

Founded in 1961 by strategist Herman Kahn, Hudson Institute challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, health care, technology, culture, and law.

Hudson seeks to guide public policy makers and global leaders in government and business through a vigorous program of publications, conferences, and policy briefings and recommendations.

Hudson Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization financed by tax deductible contributions from private individuals, corporations, foundations, and by government grants.

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