There are many prominent researchers working behind the scenes to rectify erroneous opioid policies at the state and federal level. Among these silent researchers, Dr. Terri Lewis’s work rings the loudest.
She has redefined the very meaning of data in the opioid epidemic, conducting one of the largest behavioral surveys on opioid use and the experience of chronic pain.
Through her research, we now know of inherent biases within the data used in opioid risk stratification, and the implications of these biases on the lives of chronic pain patients across the country.
It is because of researchers like Dr. Terri Lewis that we understand the value of prescription opioids through the voices of people with lived experience.
To glean preliminary results from her ongoing survey, please select the link below:
Number of COVID-19 Omicron variant cases in Europe as of November 29, 2021, by country
In late-November 2021, the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) was designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization due to fears about a higher transmissibility from the variant and a possible decrease in the effectiveness of vaccines against it.