Two well-respected healthcare leaders—Ed Kopetsky, CIO at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford) who lost a son to an opioid overdose 18 months ago, and Dr. Dave Gustafson, Director of the National Program to Improve Addiction Treatment based at the University of Wisconsin—talk with host Tom Loarie about the severity of the drug addition crisis, and why and how they are making a difference in their fight against it. In case you didn’t know, addiction costs us more the $740 billion a year, with a human life lost every ten minutes. Opioid overdoses alone are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 55, with a staggering death toll exceeding that of the wars in Vietnam and Iraq combined. See Show Notes here. Listen to this episode below or by podcast on any device (here).
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