US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, is on a national tour to promote opioid abuse prevention and reduction strategies and came to New Jersey this week. All physicians are encouraged to visit turnthetiderx.org to learn more. Watch video coverage of his remarks during his visit to New Jersey. See print coverage.
In addition to the Surgeon General's effort, the President recently signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Though the law is not fully funded, advocates are hopeful for the expansion of prevention and treatment options. See AMA's support for the bill.