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Addiction and Public Health Reform

Season 11 Episode 39 | 29m 11s

Renee's guest is Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, emergency room physician, and patient advocate. Renee visits the Baltimore City Health Department to talk with Dr. Wen about the country's struggle to manage pain, physician responsibility in prescribing powerful painkillers, harm-reduction techniques like needle exchange, and the accessibility of overdose-reversal drugs.

Aired: 07/22/16

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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