The Opiod Epidemic and the Black Community
What can be done about it?
There’s been so much talk about the pandemic that the opiod epidemic has fallen from the headlines. But those drug-related deaths soared last year. More than 93-thousand dying from overdoses. The CDC reporting mostly from Fentanyl. The African-American community has been hit particulary hard in 2020. Why is that? What can be done about it?
Dr. Mark Johnson, MD, Chair, Department of Community & Family Medicine, Howard University Hospital
Dr. Beverlyn Settles-Reaves, Ph.D, Care Manager, Urban Health Initiative, Howard University Hospital