The event is at 3 p.m. March 14th. You can register for the live webcast by clicking here. It's free.
Nearly 30,000 Americans died from opioid overdose in 2014, a number that has tripled since 2000. For comparison, about 5,000 die annually from cocaine overdose. “The pharmaceutical industry, physicians and other prescribers, hospitals, and the FDA are all to blame,” wrote one author, a physician on the front lines, in a New York Daily News article exploring the problem last year.
The Foundation's "Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic" campaign aims to "touch every consumer in the U.S. with our message that Chiropractic is a safer strategy than opioids." It follows a positioning paper the Foundation released last year, “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids.”
The Foundation is asking for "5,000 doctors of chiropractic to contribute $200 each to support the efforts of 'Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.' Those that want to contribute more can add others names – children, assistant(s), significant others and in honor of deceased family members – for an additional contribution." To learn more and give, visit www.f4cp.com/pledge/tosavelives.php.
About F4CP: Founded in November 2003 by Kent S. Greenawalt, CEO of Foot Levelers Inc., the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) educates the public about Chiropractic care through positive press. The F4CP Executive Board is comprised of Chiropractic leaders, stakeholders and others. CPR Communications, a full-service strategic marketing communications company specializing in healthcare, provides public relations support pro bono.