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MEDIA ADVISORY

October 27, 2017


Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Supports President Trump’s Declaration:
Opioid Crisis is a Public Health Emergency

Official declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency will boost federal resources and power

WHO:

Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the leading voice of the chiropractic profession, cites the importance of offering drug-free care as a first-line approach to manage spine and joint-related pain before opioid drugs.

WHAT:

A study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that about one in three Americans -- 91.8 million people -- used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin.

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for all physician visits in the U.S. and a major contributor to opioid prescribing. 

Harvard Medical School notes that low back pain be addressed by a doctor of chiropractic. Also, the American College of Physicians recommended in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies, including spinal manipulation. 

WHEN: Ongoing.

Schedule media interviews and appearances: alexis@f4cp.com; (201) 641-1911 x52

About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and Foundation for Chiropractic Education

A not-for-profit organization, Foundation for Chiropractic Education (501-(C)(3)) and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (501C6) provide information and education regarding the value of chiropractic care and its role in drug-free pain management. Visit www.f4cp.com; call 866-901-F4CP (3427). Social media: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestYouTube.

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