OHSU Prof Says Primary Care Docs Need Help In Treating Addictions

Jan 8, 2018

There's general agreement that opioid abuse has reached epidemic levels in our country. 

People from coast to coast started taking prescription drugs designed to counter pain, and now they can't stop. 

A teacher at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland says primary care physicians should be the key players in curbing opioid addictions, but they lack the support they need.  She outlines the issue in a recent essay in the journal Health Affairs

Jessica Gregg, Associate Professor at OHSU, visits to flesh out her viewpoint.