September 14, 2018: Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium
The US has struggled with an epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse, which has contributed to an uptick in illegal drug use and affected communities across the country. Numerous states and organizations have tried different approaches to address the epidemic, including limitations on prescriptions and improving access to treatment modalities. Five years into the crisis, can we begin to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to addressing the opioid epidemic? Which policies have been most effective?
Jessie M. Gaeta, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Andrew Kolodny, MD
Opioid Policy Research Center
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.