Let doctors help curb Oregon’s addiction crisis

Chuck Sheketoff

Anyone who has watched prime-time TV knows that pharmaceuticals aren’t perfect. We learn they don’t work for everyone, can have significant side effects and some people are “allergic” to them. We patients are advised to talk about the efficacy and side effects with our doctors and we are told choosing the medicine is our decision to make with our doctors.

One category of drugs you won’t see advertised are opioids.

Chuck Sheketoff has been involved in public health policy for 30 years as a legal aid attorney and lobbyist, founder of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, and most recently as a governor-appointed member of the Joint Task Force on Universal Health Care