Every day, more than 75 people in our country die from a prescription drug or heroin overdose. In 2013, nearly 249 million prescriptions were written for opioids – enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills. Our country is facing an opioid epidemic that is pulling apart families and communities.
Today, as part of his national campaign on the prescription opioid epidemic, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is launching www.TurnTheTideRx.org. This site provides critical information about opioids, including risks, benefits and clear guidance on how best to prescribe these medications. For clinicians, there are tools for treatment and in-the-trenches stories from colleagues who are on the front lines of fighting this epidemic.
We hope you will join the movement and be a part of the solution. Please show your commitment to stem this national epidemic by joining us at TurnTheTideRx.org/join.
Together, we can #TurnTheTide.