Combat opioid use disorder and the opioid epidemic as we review common clinical scenarios with addiction medicine specialists, Dr. Stefan Kertesz, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Dr. Ajay Manhapra from the VA Hampton Medical Center in Hampton,Virginia. We need all hands on deck, and that means you! Learn the basics of opioid use disorder treatment as Dr. Manhapra gives us the scoop on “bup, bup, bup” (buphrenophine), and Dr. Kertesz primes us on opioid related health care policy and reminds us that “We can all do something about the opioid crisis”. Plus, Stuart and Paul express some concerns about how to approach these patients. Do not miss this episode filled with clinical pearls, policy, and joy! Special thanks to writers and producers, Dr. Carolyn Chan and Elena Gibson (MD Candidate, MS4), for their hard work on both of our addiction medicine episodes.
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