James Carroll, CEO and founder of THOR Photomedicine – Speech to Congress.
We are all aware there is an opioid crisis.
- A hundred million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain and $600 billion a year is spent on in direct health care costs and lost productivity because of pain.
- 49,000 people died from opioids in 2017.
- 19,000 of which were from prescribed opioids for pain relief.
We believe that Photobiomodulation therapy can help reduce the prescribing of opioid medication for pain relief and we wish to draw attention to the Congress and health care policymakers, NIH and CMS, about this potentially valuable tool.
Read the full Speech to Congress on citizenoversight.blogspot.com