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International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor, TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day International Overdose Awareness Day is an initiative of the Penington Institute that is held on August 31 each year. This day is meant to: Give individuals an opportunity to publicly mourn their...

Reducing Opioid Use in Anesthesia

By Stephen M. Powell, MD, Facility Medical Director, Anesthesia, The Christ Hospital and Michael McReynolds, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Anesthesia, The Christ Hospital   For centuries, people have known about the beneficial effects of opioids, along with their side effects and addictive possibilities. In recent decades, healthcare providers began prescribing opioid medications at higher and...