Physicians and other health care professionals agreed on Thursday that something must be done to curb the rate of accidental overdoses and deaths caused by drugs prescribed for chronic pain management, particularly among Medicaid patients.
They also agreed that the problem is not going to be easy to solve.
A step toward a solution brought together Community Care of North Carolina, The Chronic Pain Initiative of Project Lazarus, Pfizer Pharmaceutical and the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse for an informational program on Chronic Pain Management at The Eastern Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University to engage attending health care professionals in a conversation about the issue.
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