Easton Public Library Dr. Michael Saxe: the Opioid Epidemic

At the Easton Public Library, on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00, Dr. Michael Saxe will discuss the history of the opioid epidemic as well as its causes and what we can do to end it.

The opioid epidemic has become a major health problem in the United States, causing over 200,000 deaths. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the misuse of prescription medication and opioid-based drugs has increased significantly over the years, and has become a public health concern.

As a result of Dr. Saxe’s exposure to thousands of patients affected by the opioid epidemic, he has developed a special interest in the causes and solutions. He has also been active in statewide physician organizations and the Connecticut state government, creating guidelines and regulations regarding the prescribing of opioids and opioid addiction medications.

Dr. Saxe has practiced Emergency Medicine in Connecticut for 32 years at Middlesex Hospital, in its three Emergency sites in Middletown, Westbrook, and Marlborough, Connecticut. As a board-certified emergency physician, he served as the Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine for 22 years.

To register for this program, please use the Library’s Online Event Calendar, or contact Lynn Zaffino at 203-261-0134, or via email at lzaffino@eastonlibrary.org.