AMA Opioid Task Force Chair Patrice Harris, MD, MA, discusses current state of the overdose epidemic

August 3, 2020

The newly released AMA Opioid Task Force report shows a dramatic increase in fatalities involving illicit opioids, stimulants (e.g., methamphetamine), heroin and cocaine and a similarly dramatic drop in the use of prescription opioids. Illicit drugs are now the dominant reason why drug overdoses kill more than 70,000 people each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hear from Dr. Harris

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