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The opioids crisis in America 

Tuesday 30 April 2019
Event: 09.30 - 11.00
Venue: Old Library, Lloyd's, London EC3M 7HA


Underwriters of liability and healthcare classes within US, claims and legal representatives.


According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 130 people in the United States die every day after overdosing on opioids. A proportion of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of and addiction to prescription pain relievers. The CDC estimates that the total ‘economic burden’ of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

During this masterclass, Ed Yorty will discuss a sampling of actual Pharmacist Mutual opioid claims, and Donnie Calhoun will provide a historical presentation on how the opioid crisis developed to its current state and current actions to address the crisis. Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company is a nationally recognized leader providing insurance and risk management solutions to independent community pharmacies and other selected markets.

Pharmacists Mutual operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and has a 36% market share of independent pharmacies in the United States.


Ed Yorty, President and CEO, Pharmacists Mutual
Donnie Calhoun, Owner Calhoun Wellness Pharmacy


This masterclass qualifies for 1.5 CII CPD hours.

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