America Starts Talking

Many people live with chronic pain each day. While prescription opioid pain medications are an important part of treatment, life threatening side-effects can sometimes occur, even for those who take their opioids as directed. Opioid emergencies, such as accidental overdose, are a growing public health epidemic in the United States, but conversations between healthcare providers, patients, and their loved ones about the safe use of prescription opioid pain medications can be difficult to start. America Starts Talking, is a new campaign designed to help prompt these sometimes uncomfortable discussions. Here today to share vital information on opioid safety and the campaign is Dr. Anita Gupta, an anesthesiologist who is active in research and advocacy for matters relating to pain. She joins us today, along with Penney Cowan, Founder and CEO of the American Chronic Pain Association. For more information, visit their website.

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