Health - Opioid Abuse | Mercer

Health - Opioid Abuse | Mercer

The Opioid Epidemic And Your Employees: What Can Employers Do?

Recorded: 10 October 2017

  • Overview
    • The opioid epidemic in the United States has produced alarming statistics including:

      • Despite the U.S. representing just 5.4% of the world’s population, the U.S. is responsible for 80% of the world’s Rx Opioid consumption.
      • Drug overdose deaths have surpassed traffic accidents as the number one cause of accidental death in the United States.
      • 53% of misused Rx Opioids were not prescribed to the misuser, but were either given by, bought from, or taken from a friend or relative.

      On top of the devastating human cost of the opioid crisis, opioid abuse impacts employers by increasing medical cost, decreasing  productivity and worker safety, and increasing absenteeism.

      We invite you to join out upcoming webcast to learn emerging best practices for actions employers can take to combat opioid abuse, giving consideration to behavioral, medical, dental, and pharmacological approaches. As a complex issue, this multi-faceted approach, along with the involvement of key stakeholders will uncover opportunities to engage in a holistic plan to prevent the continuation of this national epidemic.

  • Why attend
    • Join us to learn tangible strategies for implementing programs; thoughtful holistic look at opioid epidemic.

  • Who should attend
    • Employers concerned with the potential impact of opioid use and misuse on their population. 

  • Speakers
    • Sandra Kuhn, LCSW – Mercer Chicago

      Mary Kay O’Neill, MD – Mercer – Seattle

      Raymond Brown, Pharm D – Mercer - MSP