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Event Recap: The Opioid Crisis - What’s Happening in Kansas?

State and national experts gather to share perspectives on the opioid epidemic

By Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., Hina B. Shah, M.P.H. | September 14, 2017

Event Recap: The Opioid Crisis - What’s Happening in Kansas?

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This recap describes a gathering of nearly 80 participants for a symposium at KHI on August 29, 2017, to hear from national and state experts who are dealing with the opioid crisis. Andrew Kolodny, M.D., opened the day with a keynote presentation, followed by panel discussions focusing on Prescribing and Treatment, as well as Enforcement and Regulation.

Also, a new article was released entitled, Turning the tide or riptide? The changing opioid epidemic, that KHI wanted to share with readers.

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.