Opioids are killing many Americans today, and the problem appears to be getting worse. Dave Chase is the author of The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call and the founder of Health Rosetta, a non-profit groups that strives for non-partisan fixes of our health care system. Referring to recent attempts in the Senate to fight the problem, Chase said recently, “We need to think bigger than this legislation if we want to get a real handle on the opioid crisis. We must ensure overuse sufferers receive the best evidence-based care for what is a lifelong chronic condition. Broader solutions that attack the underlying dysfunction of the healthcare system are vital. Only then can we turn off the spigot that is flooding our system with opioid prescriptions, overdoses and deaths. If we can’t fix healthcare, we can’t fix the opioid crisis.” Dave Chase joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the opioid crisis. www.healthrosetta.org

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