In this episode
President Donald Trump recently declared the U.S. opioid epidemic a public health emergency, but what will it take to connect patients with effective treatment? Our previous episode explored the scope of the crisis and proven solutions. In this bonus edition, you’ll hear more from our interviews with Dr. Shawn Ryan, chief medical officer at BrightView Health in Cincinnati, and Cynthia Reilly, who directs Pew’s efforts to prevent inappropriate use of prescription drugs and expand access to proven treatment for substance use disorders. They discuss what’s at stake, as well as the potential solutions, with host Dan LeDuc. To listen to our full episode on the opioid epidemic and hear from a patient on her journey to sobriety, visit After the Fact.