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Listen now as our Travis Rieder joins the APA’s Medical Mind podcast to describe his experience of opioid withdrawal after a serious accident and outline a bioethical framework for opioid prescribing

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Our Travis Rieder shares his harrowing experience with opioid withdrawal and his difficulties in finding a clinician to help him safely navigate the process

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Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80 per cent of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America

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Aetna, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction. The change will take effect in March and apply to commercial plans, a company spokeswoman confirmed, and will make it the third major insurer to make the switch

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A common belief is that opioid addiction often begins with a single prescription from a doctor: Patients seek relief from some minor problem like a toothache or back pain, leave with a prescription, and wind up hooked. But there’s not much actual evidence tying doctors’ prescription patterns with individual patients’ long-term use of opioids or complications caused by the drugs later on

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A Path Forward

February 2, 2017

Listen Now: Prescription opioid drugs are useful and humane for those in extreme pain, but they are associated with predictable dependency and withdrawal issues, so physicians who prescribe them need to consider how to stop these drugs as well as start them. That’s one assertion made by Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins and author of a recent essay in Health Affairs

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Listen Now: Our Travis Rieder joins host, Sheilah Kast to discuss his travails with prescription opioid use and withdrawal, and implications for ways in which doctors ought to respond to the problem

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Our Travis Rieder discusses challenges with our healthcare system and prescription opioids based on his personal experiences

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