February 3, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • A study published in the Lancet found that the opioid epidemic could claim another 1.2 million lives in North America over the next seven years. The researchers warned that the epidemic may widen globally without stricter regulation to stop companies from exporting aggressive opioid promotion abroad, like the tobacco industry did when subjected to tighter rules in the U.S. They also called for efforts to curb over-prescribing and to reduce the industry’s influence on the government. (Article here)