September 19th, 2017: Battling the Opioid Epidemic-Part I
Since 1997, deaths in the United States due to opioid addiction have reached an historic high, increasing by 900%. Drug abusers are often the elderly, occurring when doctors over prescribe the drug, and young people, acquiring drugs from sellers and on the internet.
Panelists: Elaine Pozycki, Founder, Prevent Opioid Abuse, Co-Chair, Partnership for A Drug, Free New Jersey; Andrew Kolodny, MD, Ex. Dir, Physicians for Responsible Prescribing, Co- Dir., Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, Brandeis University; Steven Witkoff, Chair, CEO, Witkoff; Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director, Partnership for A Drug Free New Jersey; Joseph D. Coronato, Prosecutor, Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Ocean County, NJ.