This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John F. Kelly, renowned addiction expert and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly has done extensive research on evidence-based treatments for addiction disorders and recommends a comprehensive, chronic disease management approach to addiction treatment and recovery.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House. The nation’s “Drug Czar” talks about ONDCP’s quest to battle the rising tide of opioid addiction and overdoses, now the leading cause of accidental death in America, by targeting resources towards more effective treatments and interventions.
This week on Conversations on Health Care hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2009. Dr. Frieden discusses the most pressing challenges at the CDC including antibiotic-resistant infections, the opioid abuse epidemic and the recent Ebola epidemic as well as the efforts underway to combat these public health threats.