Opioid safety: Greenblatt featured in Modern Healthcare article

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dr. Larry Greenblatt, GIM Professor of Medicine and leader of the Duke Opioid Safety Task Force, was recently featured in an article in Modern Healthcare entitled, "Helping physicians be smarter opioid prescribers".

The article discussed the concern Greenblatt faced back in 2013 with the rise of opioid prescribing in the state of North Carolina as well as an increase in reports of people overdosing from painkillers. It was then that Greenblatt and other health professionals at Duke created the Duke Opioid Safety Task Force.

“We are moving in the right direction and supporting clinicians to do the right thing." - Larry Greenblatt, MD

Read more about what the task force is doing at DukeHealth and statewide in the full article here

Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Their magazine is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives.