Introduction to the Opioid Epidemic

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Summary: Videos: • Oxycontin promotional video:• Oxycontin patients, then and now:• DEA:• Energy and Commerce Committee: Reading:1. Kolodny A, Courtwright DT, Hwang CS, Kreiner P, Eadie JL, Clark TW, Alexander GC. The prescription opioid and heroin crisis: a public health approach to an epidemic of addiction. Annu Rev Public Health. 2015 Mar 18;36:559-74. Doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031914-122957. Epub 2015 Jan 12. Review.2. US GAO (Gen. Account. Off.). OxyContin Abuse and Diversion and Efforts to Address the Problem. GAO-04-110. Washington, DC: GAO. Music provided by:Scott Holmes - So happyLee Rosevere - Keeping old lettersDavid Hilowitz - Chance EncounterAlan Spiljak - ForgottenBroke For Free - High School Snaps