I have had the privilege of being part of the ASA Monitor Editorial Board for a few years, and one article that has touched my heart is the wrenching story of Dr. Bonnie Milas and her efforts in collaboration with the ASA Committee on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness to improve society (ASA Monitor 2020;84:1-8). Even though the article is nearly two years old, its message is unfortunately even more relevant today and resonates with a wider audience of affected family members.

The authors of this article, Drs. Bonnie Milas, Albert Varon, and Arman Dagal, highlight the opioid crisis that is consuming our country and suggest measures to combat it. A startling fact they introduce is that the risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than of dying from a car crash. They discuss strategies developed by the government and various organizations to combat this raging epidemic...

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