The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee have announced the commission of a Surgeon General's Report on oral health.
NIDCR News 2018
When severe oral pain strikes, opioids are often prescribed for pain relief. But misuse of opioids is a growing problem that poses both economic and public health consequences. Even when prescribed by a health professional, regular opioid use can lead to dependence, and opioid misuse can cause addiction, overdose, and sometimes death.