Greenville Roundtable: Highlighting the Opioid Crisis

Aug 10, 2022

CEO Eric Gremminger invited to highlight ways ERPHealth is applying technological innovation to save American lives.

Greenville, South Carolina — On Thursday, April 21, Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) welcomed ERPHealth CEO Eric Gremminger to a panel discussion featuring executives, nonprofit leaders, and local law enforcement officials discussing ways to combat the opioid epidemic through public-private partnerships in South Carolina and across the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a staggering 100,000+ drug-related deaths in the past year. In South Carolina, data released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control last month showed opioid-involved overdose deaths increased by 59% from 2019 to 2020; and the total number of all drug overdoses increased by 53%.

“It was a pleasure to host ERPHealth in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District to highlight the innovative ways they are addressing the drug crisis in the Palmetto State and across the country,” Congressman Timmons stated. “As a member of Congress, I am proud of the actions I have taken in Washington on behalf of my constituents to combat overdose deaths, but it will take more than just government to turn the tide of this epidemic. ERPHealth is a shining example of the public-private collaborations that will stop the scourge of illicit drugs and help save American lives.”

Joining Gremminger on the panel were Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Jim Carroll, Phoenix Center Director of Outpatient Services Michael McLain, NarcX Vice President Doug Bowman, President and Provost of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, Chief Operating Officer of Fund Development for Law Enforcement Against Drugs John Lindsay, RIZE Prevention Executive Director Martine Henlou, and representatives from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

“It was an honor to join Congressman Timmons and the esteemed group of leaders he convened, all working to end the United States drug crisis,” ERPHealth Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Eric Gremminger stated. “Data show that the tailored treatment the ERPHealth platform offers to those in recovery leads to better outcomes. I was glad to have the opportunity to share the cutting-edge innovations ERPHealth is spearheading in the recovery space with such a respected assembly of experts.”