PIONEERING A NEW APPROACH
TO THE OPIOID CRISIS

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Opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) is a common and potentially deadly side effect of opioids. The overall community problem affects tens of millions; in the hospital surgical setting alone it affects over 1.9 million patients annually.

IN THE COMMUNITY

IN THE LAST DECADE, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM OIRD CAUSED BY OPIOID OVERDOSE

IN THE HOSPITAL:

OPIOIDS ARE OFTEN USED FOR POST-SURGERY PAIN RELIEF, CAUSING FREQUENT OIRD

IN THE FIELD:

U.S. HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE INCREASINGLY CONCERNED ABOUT OIRD IN TERRORISM