The Opioid Epidemic Hotspots.

Thursday_673x324 12pmTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
PROGRAM # 10290 12:00 PM PT

The Opioid Epidemic Hotspots.

Opioid addiction and overdose death rates are rising faster among Latinos. This crisis is reaching rural areas, apparently because patients in rural areas were much more likely to receive opioid prescriptions than those in big cities. The Biden administration is urging housing agencies and community development organizations to make naloxone and other life-saving medications available to those most at risk. Where are the hotspots? How to identify opioid use disorder? Are Latinos able to access life-saving treatments? How to prevent and treat the epidemic?

Guests: Dr. Magdalena Cerda, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Population Health, Grossman School of Medicine at New York University-NYU, New York, NY; Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Founding Director, Centro para Reducir las Disparidades en la Salud, UC Davis, Davis, CA.

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