Uncovering the Opioid Epidemic

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Which pain medication was proposed by Purdue Pharma as a solution to reduce addictive behaviors among patients taking oxycodone?

Oxycontin 1.0

What was the reason behind the poor execution of Purdue Pharma's Oxycontin solution?

Addicts broke the pills in half

What was the main reason for the rapid rise of overdose deaths from opioids?

The development of extended-release oxycodone

What was the reason behind the increase in smuggling of Fentanyl?

Its high potency and small size

Which factor precipitated the pendulum swing towards the 'over-treatment' phase of pain in the early 2000's?

The release of the 'Pain: The 5th Vital Sign' document

Which statement best describes the role of medical doctors in the development of the current opioid epidemic?

Medical doctors contributed to the opioid epidemic by over-treating pain

What was the key factor that led to the pendulum swing towards the 'over-treatment' phase of pain in the early 2000's?

The release of the 'Pain: The 5th Vital Sign' document

Test your knowledge on the development of the current opioid epidemic. Explore the historical origins, the role of medical doctors, and the shift from under-treatment to over-treatment of pain. Challenge yourself with questions on this pressing public health issue.

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