Presented by Experts on Camera from SciLine: Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
Dr. Jonathan Watanabe is a professor of clinical pharmacy and a health-policy expert at the University of California, Irvine. He can discuss topics including:
Regulatory, geographic, financial, and other barriers to accessing medications for opioid use disorder;
Need for enhanced treatment capacity for opioid use disorder;
Problems with the available data about opioid use disorder and treatments in the United States;
The economic and social cost of opioid-related deaths; and
The role of pharmacists in enhancing treatment, coordination, screening for and educating people about opioid use disorder.
Availability: Thursday, February 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. MT
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