Exploring the term “overdiagnosis”, starting with its roots and

 Exploring the term “overdiagnosis”, starting with its roots and history and how it evolved overtime. I would also track how it affected and contributed directly to the opioid epidemic, in terms of overuse of opioids in pain treatment.

Bullet points in a PowerPoint form of 3-4 slides. Use charts and graphs from the resources below please!


  • Webinar (Youtube): https://youtu.be/Wal-fUOdBXg
  • Ted Talk (Overmedicalized story): https://www.ted.com/talks/ivan_oransky_are_we_over_medicalized?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  • Research article: 
  • Manchikanti L, Helm S 2nd, Fellows B, Janata JW, Pampati V, Grider JS, Boswell MV. Opioid epidemic in the United States. Pain Physician. 2012 Jul;15(3 Suppl):ES9-38. PMID: 22786464.
  • Review Book: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse. Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use. Phillips JK, Ford MA, Bonnie RJ, editors. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 29023083.