Prevention vs. Prescription: The Question About Opioids
A CDC Foundation Podcast
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This episode is hosted by Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation and host of today’s conversation. Every episode we hear from inspiring leaders and innovators who make the world healthier and safer for all of us. Contagious Conversations is brought to you by the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit that builds partnerships to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention save and improve more lives.
Joining her is Dr. Chris Jones, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Jones’ Career in public health includes leadership and advisory roles at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S .Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on the topics of substance use, drug overdose, adverse childhood experiences and mental health. In this episode, they discuss the challenges physicians face in treating people living with pain in light of the nationwide opioid overdose epidemic and the steps CDC has taken to address some of those challenges.