CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE

Cutting through the noise is an idiom meaning to communicate and rise above the competition in a way that will get your audience’s attention.  

Noise and misinformation are the enemies of any problem.  Right now, there are currently more than 80 million websites that mention the phrase opiate addiction.  That’s a lot of clutter to get through, so we wanted to source some of the best places besides this website to learn more about opiate addiction.

One of the most respected and sourced sites is the CDC.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html

This site is an excellent resource center for current opioid abuse data, prevention, and information for both providers and patients.  Facts like this can be found on the CDC site:

“Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record. 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.”

Another site with well-documented information is the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s page on opioids

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids

They have focused and current information on what’s happening with the government’s approach to the crisis, like this public meeting hosted by the FDA on April 16th. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-meeting-for-patient-focused-drug-development-on-opioid-use-disorder-oud-registration-42531194949

Our goal with this blog is to cut through this noise and be a resource with the latest news about the crisis, talk about what it means, how it affects the treatment and care we provide to our patients.

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