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Tenet Diagnostics Supports President Trump’s Declaration: Opioid Crisis is a Public Health Emergency

Tenet Diagnostics
Posted on: 27 Oct 17

President Trump’s designation of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency takes an important step toward solving a problem that impacts people of all ages and ethnic groups throughout the nation.

But more is needed to expand physician prescribing education.

WHO:
Scott Howell, M.D., MPH &TM, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, Tenet Diagnostics

As a leading high-quality laboratory and genomic testing resource for hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices to help them provide the best patient care, Tenet commends this declaration and offers additional perspectives on the need for expanded physician prescribing education.

WHAT:
Given that 75 percent of individuals who began abusing opioids in the 2000s say their first opioid was a prescription drug, this is a critical healthcare issue that threatens entire communities.

We also urge the President to mandate education surrounding opioid prescribing and the risks of patients developing a substance use disorder, as well as requiring all Drug Enforcement Administration registrants to take a course in the proper treatment of pain.

We believe such recommendations would provide an important step in what will be a long, much-needed push to empower physicians, improve prescribing practices and save lives in the battle against opioid abuse. Only by working together, can policy makers, community leaders and the medical community end this crisis.

WHEN: Ongoing

To arrange an interview with Dr. Howell, please contact:
Brittany Tedesco
CPR Communications
201-641-1911 ext. 14 (O)
btedesco@cpronline.com

About Tenet Diagnostics
Tenet Diagnostics offers fast, accurate, high-quality laboratory and genomic testing to hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices to help them provide the best patient care. As collaborators with employers, payers and clinicians, we offer an extensive range of testing services, including specialized diagnosis, screening and evaluation for a host of conditions and diseases related to orthopedics, pain management, primary care and oncology. Visit http://www.tenetdiagnostics.com

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Last updated on: 27/10/2017

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