Special Report: Opioid Epidemic

Special Report: Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction is wreaking havoc on families and communities across the United States, with overdoses from prescription pain relievers and heroin causing a surge in hospital visits and fatalities. At the heart of the issue is a medical community navigating the right way to treat patients’ pain. In this article, clinicians from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) confront the forces behind the opioid crisis. Read article


To gain a better understanding of the challenges being faced by caregivers and medical researchers on the frontlines of the opioid crisis, the President’s Advisory Council of BWH invited several experts to speak on the topic at its May 2016 meeting. To hear for yourself, tune into the podcasts below featuring Martin Samuels, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology, Luis Lobon, MD, MS, chief of Emergency Medicine at BWFH, Joji Suzuki, MD, director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, and Lianne J. Woodward, PhD, director of research for the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine.

The Science of Addiction

Learn about the origins of the opioid crisis and the science of pain and addiction from Martin Samuels, MD, one of the world’s leading neurologists. Listen now



Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis

Listen in on what the medical community is doing to address the opioid epidemic from a panel of experts in emergency medicine, addiction psychiatry and newborn medicine. Listen now