Category: Alexander Walley

A deadly crisis: mapping the spread of America’s drug overdose epidemic

The Guardian Alexander Walley, School of Medicine Overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes or guns – and experts say the crisis hasn’t yet peaked… Expert quote: “The simplistic idea was, ‘Oh, this is all about prescription opioids, and therefore that’s all we need to do: reduce the supply of prescription opioids and we’ll reduce […]

Sheriff Warns That New White House Drug Policy Could Be Boon To Prison Suboxone Smuggling

WGBH News Alexander Walley, School of Medicine Call it the opioid face-off… Expert quote: “While I respect the view of the corrections personnel in their concern about buprenorphine being smuggled in, one of the major reasons it’s being smuggled in is because they aren’t treating people with it. It is really the standard of care […]

Online Only: Officials, medical experts discuss plans to fight opiate abuse problem

SouthCoastToday.com Alexander Walley, School of Medicine Collaboration is a key to combating heroin and prescription opiate abuse, according to participants in a panel discussion held on Sept. 4 to focus on the problem… Expert quote: “I hope through the bridges we’ve built responding to this crisis we can use this as a springboard to create […]

Officials convene opiate experts to address drug problem

Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Alexander Walley, School of Medicine A slew of opiate experts were convened by the U.S. District Court Probation Office to address opiate addiction problem in the state… Expert quote: “The most visible and the most important issue is that people are dying from opiate overdoses. They are dying at high […]

Helping heroin users: New York police to carry overdose antidote

Christian Science Monitor Alexander Walley, School of Medicine All local and state police officers in New York are to begin carrying an antidote drug for heroin overdoses, the state’s attorney general announced Thursday. It is the latest effort to address a heroin problem blistering communities across the United States, including New York’s urban juggernauts and tidy […]