Opioid epidemic reaches crescendo as COVID-19 stays center stage

Dr. Parsons

An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses — driven primarily by illicit synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl — in one year, according to a Nov. 17 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

It is the first time that milestone has been reached and serves as a tragic reminder that as the nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis is still ongoing and needs to remain top of mind for dental professionals.