ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 40 Americans die each day from overdosing on prescription painkillers. This week the CDC released new guidelines in an effort to curb the trend of overdosing deaths.
Dr. Evan Kharasch explains the new restrictive outlines. He is a practicing anesthesiologist and director of the newly-formed Center for Clinical Pharmacology, which is a joint collaboration between St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.