ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS
Ongoing Efforts to Help Address the Opioid Crisis
We’re focused on helping patients lead healthy and productive lives. For many years, we have been funding programs and providing resources to support the responsible use of opioids.
“The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges — reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can result from the use of opioid medications.”
— Consensus Study Report: Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, July 20171
Many factors contributed to the crisis, and many parties play a role in addressing it — manufacturers, insurance companies, doctors, regulators, distributors, educators, patients, and caregivers. We are committed to doing our part.
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Pain management and the opioid epidemic: Balancing societal and individual benefits and risks of prescription opioid use. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24781.