The Opioid Epidemic


Common Sense Family Doctor is a regular feature on our website. Today’s topic involves the opioid epidemic. 

Some of you will remember the death of OU football standout Austin Box in 2011. His drug overdose was one of more than 50,000 deaths a year in an opioid epidemic that is now near the peak of the AIDS epidemic. Common Sense Family Doctor discusses aspects of this great challenge, and the role of primary care in meeting it.

Read the Common Sense Family Doctor here: Primary care confronts the opioid epidemic, published April 7, 2017

Posted in: Community Health Policy, Health Blog

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