The opioid epidemic has sadly claimed the lives of thousands of Americans. The problem is complex, and, as a nation […]
Category: Dose of Reality
Editor’s note: Paula Cunningham, the manager of Medical Policy Administration for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has been tragically […]
My personal story regarding the opioid epidemic has been told in several public forums. It’s not a secret. My wife Alison and I have been an open book regarding the death of our son Wells in hopes of saving the lives of others.
Arkansas ranks first in the nation for those who have experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. We are one of the highest in the country for children who have experienced three or more. Arkansas also ranks second in opioid prescriptions per 100 persons and 33rd in opioid-related deaths.