The next generation of doctors will start their careers at a time when physicians are feeling pressure to limit prescriptions for opioid painkillers. Yet every day, they’ll face patients who are hurting from injuries, surgical procedures, or disease. Around 20% of adults in the U.S. live with chronic pain. With our Travis Rieder

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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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They tried to warn us about the dangers of OxyContin. Almost two decades later, we’re finally listening

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Daniel Z Buchman’s review in the journal Science of In Pain by our Travis Rieder

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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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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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Lou Ortenzio was a trusted West Virginia doctor who got his patients—and himself—hooked on opioids. Now he’s trying to rescue his community from an epidemic he helped start

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How the Americans With Disabilities Act could change the way the nation’s jails and prisons treat addiction. Most jails and prisons around the country forbid methadone and a newer addiction medication, buprenorphine, even when legitimately prescribed, on the grounds that they pose safety and security concerns

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