opioid addiction

Thousands of Nevadans living in rural communities and underserved areas have limited access to healthcare. The remoteness can also make it difficult for primary care providers treating people with opioid-use disorders. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that teleconferencing could help bridge the gap.

About ten specialists in Reno have gathered to provide mentorship to primary care providers. What’s different here is that those providers are scattered across the state and they’re communicating via teleconference. 

Nevada Board of Pharmacy

In Nevada, about one person dies each day from a prescription opioid or heroin overdose. To address this growing problem, Governor Brian Sandoval is hosting a drug summit later this week. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a drug monitoring program will be one topic of discussion.