Dr. Michael Saxe will present The Rise and Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic on January 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Old Lyme Library.
The Opioid Epidemic is claiming more American lives every year. In 2016, 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, more than the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents and gun deaths combined. Dr. Michael Saxe, an Emergency Physician with 32 years of experience in Connecticut, will explain the history of opioid drugs, the causes and impact of today’s Opioid Epidemic, and what must be done—by healthcare providers and laypeople—to end this deadly crisis.