Doc, You’re Addicted (to prescribing): Going Opioid Free in the ED
Kevin Cottone, Chair of the Healthcare Group, speaks with Dr. Philippe de Kerillis, an emergency medicine physician, about addictive medications prescribed to relieve patients' pain. Opioids provide physicians with an easy, fast and effective way of treating even the most severe types of pain and they have come to use them essentially automatically. The after-effects of this go-to, addict-like prescribing have contributed to the ever-growing opioid epidemic in America.
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