Journal Article
Commentary

Opioid prescribing trends and the physician’s role in responding to the public health crisis.

Adams JM; Giroir BP.

Physicians are in a unique position to address conditions that contribute to the opioid epidemic. This commentary highlights studies that examine the public health nature of the crisis. The authors call for physicians to educate communities, model empathy, and bring stakeholders together to address the community facilitators of opioid misuse.