• By Joel Streed

Addressing the opioid epidemic: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

January 9, 2018

The opioid epidemic continues to affect thousands in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription opioid medications — drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine — have more than quadrupled since 1999. Deaths from illicit drugs, such as heroin, also continue to be a major issue. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk with Dr. Michael Hooten, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and pain specialist, about how we got to this point and what the future might hold.

To listen, click the link below.

Addressing the opioid epidemic