A Bioethical Framework for Prescribing Opioids

Travis Rieder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics describes his experience of opioid withdrawal after a serious accident and outlines a bioethical framework for opioid prescribing. John Renner of Boston University explains how stories like Rieder's fit into the larger picture of opioid use in America, and what must be done to address the educational gap. You can learn more about substance use disorders and medication-assisted treatment at www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/addiction. Information about the Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment is at www.pcssmat.org.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (1U79TI026556) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Music: "Sidecar" by Podington Bear

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