The Opioid Epidemic

Monday, March 5th, 7:00pm at the Killingworth Elementary School all-purpose room. Join us for a discussion of the Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Michael Saxe, Chairman Emeritus of the Emergency Department at Middlesex Hospital. The Opioid Epidemic, one of our major health problems, has caused the deaths of over 200,000 Americans across all social classes and races in both rural and urban areas. America is struggling with this crisis and we all must do our part to end it. In Connecticut, residents are more likely to die from an unintentional drug overdose than a car accident. The majority of these deaths are attributable to overdose of prescription opioid painkillers.

Dr. Saxe has practiced Emergency Medicine in Connecticut for 32 years at Middlesex Hospital in its three Emergency Department sites. He earned his degree at the University of Vermont and completed his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Saxe served as the Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine for 22 years, from 1994-2016.

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