“The opioid overdose epidemic is devastating families and communities across America. Whether you’re a professional working in preventing drug abuse or treating addiction, or a healthcare provider, first responder, or law enforcement officer the opioid epidemic is likely affecting you, someone you love, or your community. No matter who you are, our goal is the same—to end the opioid overdose epidemic currently ravaging the United States.

We all have a role to play on the frontlines of this fight against opioid overdoses. Here at CDC, our role is to support physicians with tools for safer prescribing of opioids to help prevent misuse and overdoses. We aim to help healthcare providers offer safer, more effective treatments for pain management based on the best available science. We also collect, analyze, and report out the key data that is needed to make important decisions about overdose prevention, and we develop helpful resources to give patients and medical professionals the best information to effectively manage pain and to treat opioid use disorder.”

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