Knowledge Partner Article, Sponsored by ODH, Inc.
ODH, Inc. recently had the opportunity to present a webinar on the Opioid Crisis. Educating and engaging in conversation with stakeholders at every level of the healthcare ecosystem is one of our passions at ODH, Inc., particularly when it involves trying to see a problem more clearly and visualize the next steps toward a solution.
We know that the statistics surrounding the Opioid Crisis are staggering. Deaths from drug overdose are increasing in both men and women – regardless of race or age. More than 3 out of 5 drug overdose deaths involve an opioid. Greater than 28,000 people in the U.S. died of opioid overdoses in 2014, and over half of those deaths were from prescription opioids. In 2015, opioids killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. – the highest number in recorded history.
Read this new thought leader article by Lisa Strouss, PharmD, Director, Field Medical and Candace Saldarini, MD, Medical Director of ODH, Inc. to see critical statistics and details about the Opioid Crisis and how technology can be leveraged to make positive impacts.