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BU Public Health Forum – Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic

The opioid crisis is unprecedented in its lethality and demography. Fentanyl and other synthetics have turbo-charged the death rate. As federal, state, and local governments grapple with solutions, they have encountered both promising strategies and unexpected difficulties; among the latter are the challenges of engaging patients in treatment, the paradoxes of naloxone administration, the provision of quality care in office-based, medication-assisted treatment, and the rational use of opioid painkillers where needed while curtailing over-prescribing. This talk will focus on the policy and treatment implications of these clinical realities within the larger context of social and cultural drivers of addiction. Speaker: Sally Satel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Consulting Psychiatrist, Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling Clinic. #PHForum2017.

Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Live-streaming available:www.bu.edu/sph/live

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