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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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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Our Travis Rieder talks about his forthcoming book, ‘In Pain’, and explores the role of prescription opioids in American medicine with folks from the Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins

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Our Brendan Saloner on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a withdrawal condition that is the result of prenatal exposure to opioids, and the impact of community social stress on opioid use and NAS

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Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?

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