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Cross Post about the Opioid Crisis — Now Comes the Hard part: Turning National Attention into Action

By November 9, 2015Cross Post, Health

Patrice A. Harris, MD

oaFrom time to time on Neurosurgery Blog you will see us cross-posting or linking to pieces from other places when we believe they really hit the mark on an issue. Today’s post originally appeared in the American Medical Association’s AMA Wire publication and is authored by Patrice A. Harris, MD, chair-elect of the AMA Board of Trustees. The piece discusses various ways physicians can help combat the nation’s opioid epidemic.


Jennifer A. Sweet, MD

Recognizing the urgency and serious impact of this issue, organized neurosurgery appointed, Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, at the Case Western Research University School of Medicine and a neurosurgeon at the University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, to serve on AMA’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, which aims to find solutions to the opioid epidemic. Neurosurgeons are committed to identifying the best practices to combat this public health crisis and to help the AMA turn national attention into action!

To read the full AMA Wire post by Dr. Harris, click here.

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