Integrated, multidisciplinary approach key to opioid fight: panel

No single approach will end the epidemic of fatal overdoses caused by addiction to opioid painkillers and heroin that is ravaging this country, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, Adm. Brett Giroir, MD, warned Tuesday during a panel discussion in a packed lecture hall at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“There is no silver bullet but there’s a lot of silver buckshot,” Giroir said. “Really integrated, multidisciplinary, holistic kinds of approaches are critically important. We thought we could cure pain by giving a pill. You can’t cure addiction by giving a pill either.”

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