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Ask the Experts: Addiction and Pain Control

The opioid epidemic is a healthcare crisis in the US, and it is on the mind of all clinicians. As residents, we often struggle with the delicate balance of adequately treating our patients’ suffering yet avoiding harm. Please join us for another installment of our Ask the Experts series for a discussion on the best approach to treating acute and chronic pain. Going beyond just best practices in patient care, what are some other ways that trainees can get involved with reducing the burden from addiction, and what systems level solutions are experts working on?