Session Summary

The national opioid crisis necessitates a multifaceted response that includes partnerships with researchers, clinicians, policy makers, patients, and professional societies. The session provided an overview of the opioid epidemic, effective treatment strategies, and PCORI’s unique investments in opioid-related research.

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  • Moderator
    • Christine Goertz, DC, PhD
  • Speakers
    • Terrie Cowley
    • Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH
    • Erin Krebs, MD, MPH
    • Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD
  • Discussant
    • Judy Zerzan, MD, MPH


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