New Books Network: In Pain

September 12, 2019

Drug historian Emily Dufton interviews our Travis Rieder about his new book, In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids. Listen now

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The Painful Truth About Pain

September 11, 2019

A harrowing medical experience gave Travis N. Rieder more insight than he would have wished for into how people end up hooked on opioids

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An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement

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Weakly regulated painkillers are causing untold damage in West Africa, but stricter controls could have dire consequences for patients. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt unpicks an opioid crisis even more complex than America’s

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Our Travis Rieder writes, “I know from personal experience: We cannot expect people who use drugs to get better on their own or overnight. It is vital that we meet them where they are.”

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Our Travis Rieder discussed his addiction and journey during a presentation Monday hosted by the Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center in Kankakee, Illinois.

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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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