Health Care Providers Must Act Now to Address the Prescription Opioid Crisis

Laderman M, Martin L. Health care providers must act now to address the prescription opioid crisis. NEJM Catalyst. April 19, 2017.

​Health care providers have an important role — and a responsibility — to help reverse the exponential growth in opioid-related morbidity and mortality in the US by changing their prescribing practices. While a community-wide approach is also needed to effectively address the opioid crisis, the authors describe some key actions that both providers and organizations can take to begin making a difference.

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