How OxyContin Paved the Path to Fentanyl: a Doctor’s Perspective
Director for Counter Narcotics Technology
When OxyContin was approved in the 90's, how many could predict the skyrocketing opioid-related deaths in the road ahead? As we scramble to treat a now fentanyl-dominated market, what lessons can we learn from the past to prevent the next stage of the opioid epidemic evolution?
In this episode we speak with Dr. Arun Gupta MD PC, Addiction Specialist, Family Physician and author of The Preventable Epidemic. Dr. Gupta discusses the events that led the opioid epidemic to spiral out of control and what we can do to stop it before it gets even worse.
How OxyContin paved the way to fentanyl
Better methods to taper off of opioids
The role of addiction training in medical practice
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