Liliana Tenney, MPH, is the Associate Director for Outreach and Programs, Center for Health, Work & Environment and the Co-founder and Director of Health Links at the Colorado School of Public Health, CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
More than 399,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription and illicit opioids from 1999-2017.[i] There are many efforts to educate physicians and dentists about their roles and responsibilities in addressing this national crisis. But what about veterinarians? Animals, like humans, may receive opioids for pain.