Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care.
“As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement.
The network didn’t provide further details but described the tool for providers and pharmacists as having “the potential to help clinicians provide opioid-free health care.”
Physicians and government and community leaders will speak at the announcement.