Publication date: Mar 13, 2019
Drug overdose deaths are on the rise, with over 70,000 deaths nationally in 2017. While overdose deaths per capita in Texas are relatively low compared to other states, thousands are dying and policymakers are exploring a proactive approach to the substance abuse crisis. This panel explores new approaches in pain management, addiction treatment and community policies and partnerships to combat the opioid crisis.
Nancy W. Dickey, M.D. (NAM)
President Emeritus, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Executive Director, Texas A&M University Rural and Community Health Institute
Carrie L. Byington, M.D. (NAM)
Vice Chancellor for Health Services, The Texas A&M University System
Theodore John Price, Ph.D.
Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H
Executive Director, Harris County Public Health
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