The evolving war on opioids

Prehospital providers are on the front lines of the current opioid addiction epidemic. Those that have yet to experience the power of saving a life with a simple bolus of naloxone likely won’t have to wait long given that over 28,000 people died in 2014, and an additional 2.2 million Americans currently struggle with opioid addiction.

President Obama recently attended the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. While there, he announced new initiatives to fight the epidemic via a$1.1 billion funding package requested by the White House that includes:

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