Recent graduate from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Rob Stenzel, MBE, explains why deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s ideas are so misinformed

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In fact, the study suggests that the Medicaid expansion may be a tool in the fight against the opioid crisis. With comments from study coauthor, our Brendan Saloner

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“Getting a Medicaid card has enabled a lot of people to get into doctors’ offices and get treatment for their addiction,” said lead researcher Brendan Saloner. He’s an assistant professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Public Health in Baltimore

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Dependence is a special type of drug-related harm. It’s an adaptive phenomenon resulting from exposure to a centrally-active drug and defined by the development of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is removed or the dose lowered too quickly

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Watch now – our Travis Rieder joins host Greta Van Susteren to discuss challenges related to opioid use and withdrawal.

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History is repeating itself. Twenty years ago, a pain management crisis existed. As many as 70 percent of cancer patients in treatment at that time, or in end-of-life care, experienced unalleviated pain

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The Eldred case is philosophically tricky, said Eric E. Sterling, executive director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. “We’re punishing someone who has a disease. Yet we don’t want to create an exemption from punishment for people who commit crimes when they are addicts.”

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The nation’s opioid epidemic has been attributed to many factors, including the over-prescription of painkillers and the availability of cheap synthetic opioids like fentanyl

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