PT and the Opioid Epidemic

The History Behind the Opioid Epidemic and the APTA’s Mission to Stop It: America is currently living through the deadliest drug epidemic in history. Data based on a government survey in 2018 found that 2.6 million people in the United States suffer from an opioid use disorder. The roots of today’s opioid epidemic stem back to 1980 when a doctor by the name of Hershel Jick and his assistant, Jane Porter, published a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, stating that the ris...
Posted on 2021-02-26

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