Like earlier epidemics that swept the United States, the ongoing opioid emergency is claiming victims at an alarming rate. Roughly a quarter of people who receive a prescription for opioid pain relievers will abuse them. Drug overdoses — largely the result of these painkillers and heroin — are now our top cause of accidental death. Curbing these numbers will likely require a network of intertwining solutions.
In this power panel, leading experts will discuss the spiral to addiction, how technology can aid in stopping it at the source, as well as what innovations might provide the treatment needed to end to this tragic crisis.