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JTC hosts opioid summit
Local physician decries big pharmas claim of safe pain medicines
Opioid Forum - Brian Introduction Web
Jackson Teen Center Executive Director Brian Mayes (far left, standing) introduces the panel of speakers at the beginning of a special opioid summit at the center Monday evening. On the panel (from left) are KershawHealth Emergency Services Director April Wach, KershawHealth CMO Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, guest speaker Janine Hagopian, ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews and 5th U.S. District Rep. Ralph Norman. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
In addition to her position as KershawHealth’s chief medical officer, Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom continues to be a practicing physician in Lugoff. During an opioid summit hosted by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC) on March 26, Holmstrom said her viewpoint of the opioid crisis is that of a local doctor who has seen the effects of such drugs in Kershaw County since she began her practice in the mid-1990s. “I’m not an opioid expert.