Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the opioid summit on Monday 30th October at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the opioid summit on Monday 30th October at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The event explored solutions to the drug addiction epidemic consuming the country.


"Last year, more people died of opioid-related deaths than died at the peak of the pre-treatment AIDS crisis." -@BillClinton #OpioidSummit


Clinton gave the opening remarks and moderate a panel. The summit began at 10 a.m., coinciding with the release of a report, “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact.” The report included an introduction by Clinton and recommendations for reversing the drug crisis.
The panel of experts included





Public health, business, labor, law enforcement and government officials who shared their experiences working to solve the opioid crises.

The event was co-sponsored by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, a project of the Clinton Foundation, and the Bloomberg School’s Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness and the Center for Injury Research and Policy.

“If you can save a life, you ought to do it” says @BillClinton on expanding access to naloxone #OpioidSummit 




"Opioid related deaths are now the leading cause of death for Americans under age of 50" -@BillClinton #OpioidSummit



("We would like to stop every single solitary person we can from dying" —President @BillClinton at #OpioidSummi





We are living in a pill for every pain culture: Pills being used to treat physical pain & perhaps other types of pain as well. #OpioidSummit Leana Wen, M.D.  @DrLeanaWen



The not in my neighborhood mentality has been a struggle. We need to fight this stigma." -@RepCummings #OpioidSummit #JohnHopkinsSPH 







Far too few people have access to evidence-based treatment — Dean Ellen Mackenzie @JohnsHopkinsSPH #opioidsummit








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