Feb 6, 2020
Dush sits down with the charismatic Dr. Matt Doane to discuss the Opioid Epidemic. Matt is an American, but now Sydney-based Anaesthetist who first became interested in the spike in opioid abuse when Michael Jackson was brought in to his hospital in Los Angles after a fatal drug overdose. His curiosity around the subject led him to discover the origins of the Opioid Epidemic and the important role played by health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. Dush talks to Matt about the extent of the problem today, and how junior doctors can become more responsible prescribers of opioids. Matt also discusses the implications of newer, more potent, synthetic opioids in the community for clinicians working in the Emergency Department.
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Music: Raghav Iyer (2016)