Co-Founder and Managing Partner Harry Nelson was interviewed by Michael Menerey of the Reconstructing Healthcare Podcast. In this episode, Michael and Harry discuss the history of the opioid crisis, the implications of the current epidemic, and what role employers can play in being part of the solution.
In the podcast:
- In 2017, there were over 49k opioid overdose deaths from both legal and illegal opioid drugs and 12 million Americans with an opioid specific addiction and 50 million of americans report having chronic pain
- Addressing the question of who is to blame for this crisis and the many contributors to the current epidemic
- The importance of challenging the status quo to obtain alternative ways to access care for addiction and chronic pain
- The government’s primary response to the opioid crisis includes providing access to Naloxone, the overdose reversal drug, alternative pharmacy pill solutions, early intervention, medical devices and providing access to rehabilitation
Listen to the full podcast: