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Learn about the challenges employers face and CDC solutions that can help address the opioid epidemic from experts Debra Houry, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and Mike Menkhaus, R.Ph., Enterprise Pharmacy Retail System project manager for The Kroger Co., one of the world’s largest food retailers.

Dr. HouryKroger asks CDC’s
Debra Houry, M.D., M.P.H.



Mr MenkhausCDC asks Kroger’s
Mike Menkhaus, R.Ph.


What are CDC’s top priorities to reduce opioid overdose?

What do you foresee as barriers to addressing the opioid epidemic?

What CDC recommended policies and procedures can organizations like Kroger implement to prevent and address opioid addiction?

How can businesses partner with CDC to provide educational material and resources to employees to discuss prevention and treatment options?

How do clinicians take advantage of CDC resources in their daily activities for associates and customers?

> View Debra Houry’s Responses



How has Kroger felt the effects of the opioid epidemic on its customers?

What are some innovative approaches Kroger has taken to turn around this epidemic? What ways has patient safety been improving?

What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced in addressing the opioid epidemic in your communities? What have been your biggest successes?

What advice can Kroger offer other large employers to help address the opioid epidemic?

What kinds of information or tools from CDC are useful to Kroger to keep employees and customers healthy and safe?

> View Mike Menkhaus’ Responses