How Drug Trafficking Is Fueling the Opioid Crisis

https://www.youtube.com/embed/u_g6oNS8S4M

How Drug Trafficking Is Fueling the Opioid Crisis

Share

Details

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are now entering the "third wave" of the nation's opioid crisis, which involves staggering trends related to fentanyl and the global drug-trafficking trade. It is clear that these rises in illegal global drug activity aggressively diminish our nation's efforts to prevent substance abuse and protect our communities. How can the intersection of public safety and public health efforts proactively decrease the supply and demand for dangerous, illegal drugs in our communities? This panel will evaluate how drug trafficking and money laundering are fueling this crisis, while detailing the various approaches public-health officials are taking in our communities to reduce opioid misuse and save lives.

Custom Author Text

Moderator

Anita Gupta
Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy and Government Affairs, Heron Therapeutics

 

Speakers

Michael A. Davis
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division

 

Lynn Goldman
Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

 

Adriaan Louw
CEO and Program Director, International Spine and Pain Institute

 

Tags