A bioethicist is sounding the alarm on it, based on his firsthand experience. In his new book “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids,” Travis Rieder, details his recovery after a motorcycle accident. Physicians prescribed him large doses of opioid painkillers. But when he wanted to taper off, those same physicians were of little help

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Drawing from Rieder’s experience and research, ‘In Pain’ explores how the opioid crisis came to be

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After a motorcycle accident that almost took off his foot, Johns Hopkins bioethicist Travis Rieder became dependent on the pain medication he had been prescribed. Though he managed to wean himself off the drugs, the experience prompted him to write “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids.”

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Listen Now: The Inquiring Minds Podcast talks to bioethicist Travis Rieder about his new book In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids

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Travis Rieder, author of “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids,” joins Ali Velshi to discuss his own opioid dependence and withdrawal after a serious motorcycle accident, and why it’s so important to understand that opioids are “complex medications,” which means they have both risks and benefits

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As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of Medicare data

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After an accident and the surgeries that followed, Travis Rieder became addicted to pain medications. Rieder is the director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and he joins Courtney Collins to talk about the agonizing process of weaning himself off the drugs

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An injured bioethicist learned firsthand how desperately patients with severe pain need the relief of powerful drugs—and how little support they get to stop taking them. Our Travis Rieder shares an essay adapted from his forthcoming book ‘In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids’

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