myAJC: CDC Director: Opioids are public health crisis of our time

“Our nation is facing a severe epidemic: opioid abuse and overdose. This is the public health crisis of our time.”

“Since 2000, this epidemic has claimed more than 300,000 lives and devastated even more families. Now it threatens to overwhelm communities in our country…”

“As I begin my work as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is time once again to direct our collective national scientific focus and energies to overcome this new deadly public health crisis…”

“… We must provide a sound scientific base and rigorous evaluation of current knowledge within the broader strategy of the Trump Administration, and we must always remember that ignorance is the enemy of public health…” Read the full post here.

Source: Opinion: Opioids are public health crisis of our time – By Robert Redfield, June 10, 2018. myAJC.

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