Opioid Epidemic and Interprofessional Education

Opioid Epidemic and Interprofessional Education Opioid Epidemic Background According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2019), “Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids” (para. 1). Opioids are prescription pain relievers, heroin, or synthetic opioids. This national crisis began when the pharmaceutical companies denied that opioid pain relievers …

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