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AZ: Midwestern University Faculty to Discuss Opioid Crisis at Free Public Presentation

March 20, 2018

Three faculty members from Midwestern University in Glendale will participate in a free public presentation about the ongoing opioid crisis in America and non-opioid alternatives for pain management. The presentation will take place at the Glendale Foothills Library on April 3rd at 6:30 PM, as part of the University's free monthly Community Health Lecture Series.

The presentation, titled "Chronic Pain and Opioids: New Solutions and Alternatives," will examine the opioid crisis from pharmaceutical, osteopathic medical, and physical therapy perspectives. Attendees will learn how to recognize common signs of opioid abuse in friends and family, how to safely dispose of unused prescriptions, and effective alternative pain management options.

Midwestern University faculty participating in the presentation are Mindy Burnworth, Pharm.D., Professor, Pharmacy Practice at the College of Pharmacy-Glendale; Richard Dobrusin, D.O., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Mark Kargela, PT, D.P.T., Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences.

The Midwestern University Community Health Lecture Series offers free public lectures every month on human and animal health and medicine by Midwestern University faculty. For more information, please call 623/930-3868. Reservations are not necessary.