The opioid crisis continues to spiral. Today, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose (1 in 96 odds) than a car crash (1 in 103 odds) (asamonitor.pub/3xncIyB). Crafting solutions calibrated to truly meet the severity of the crisis isn't easy. But improvement is possible. To achieve real change, stakeholders must work together.

As established experts in pain medicine, anesthesiologists are leading the way, implementing best practices to better manage pain and reduce opioid consumption. ASA's Industry Supporter – Baudax Bio, Edwards Lifesciences, Fresenius Kabi, Heron Therapeutics, Masimo, Medtronic, and Merck – aid our efforts by providing unrestricted funding that enables us to educate, increase awareness, and advocate. The efforts that drive us toward our shared goals, preventing opioid misuse and overdose deaths, are costly. From research to data review to assembling experts and developing enduring educational materials, financial resources are needed to support the...

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