Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD, addresses concerns parents have about the prescription pain drug As communities across the U.S. confront the epidemic of opioid addiction, Inova staff psychiatrist, Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD, works with teens and families to provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, therapy and partial hospitalization services at the Inova Keller Center. “Often I hear from patients…

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Dr. Loring Flint is Inova’s Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer. On October 24, Virginia Senator Mark Warner announced that a bipartisan opioids bill was signed into law by the president. As Senator Warner’s letter explained, “This comprehensive legislation will help communities across Virginia by improving opioid treatment and recovery efforts and providing new…

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Prescription for Safety Addressing the opioid crisis: Inova’s new mindset for pain management We’ve all seen the grim statistics. Opioids kill more than 140 people every day in the United States. They cost our country tens of billions of dollars in treatment and lost productivity each year. Here in Virginia, 1,400 people died of opioid-related…

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Martin H. Brown, MD, FACEP, is chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine. Read Dr. Brown’s profile. At the Inova Alexandria Hospital emergency department, we’ve recently launched the Opioid Initiative, a program to minimize the risks of prescription drug misuse and…

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