Category: David Rosenbloom

Trump’s new opioid battle plan supports search for an addiction vaccine

CNBC David Rosenbloom President Donald Trump revealed his new plan to combat the opioid crisis on Monday in New Hampshire, a state hard-hit by painkiller and heroin addiction and overdose in recent years… Expert quote: “It’s central. You need research dollars for the basic research, and you need significant research for clinical trials.” View full […]

Declaring opioid crisis a national emergency opens up resources for providers

Modern Healthcare quoting David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health “President Donald Trump Thursday said he is drafting an order to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency just days after HHS Secretary Tom Price indicated there was no need to take such an action…” Expert quote: “Making hospital emergency rooms places where methadone and buprenorphine […]

Amnesty for addicts? Police chiefs weigh in

Worcester Telegram David L. Rosenbloom, School of Public Health Long before opioids firmed their grip on the middle class and became everybody’s problem, they were mostly the problem of the police… Expert quote: “The evidence is very strong that getting someone in quickly is an extraordinarily effective starting point.” View full article

5 takeaways from the first year of Gloucester’s groundbreaking effort to fight heroin addiction

Boston.com David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health It’s been a year since addicts were welcomed to the Gloucester police station and offered treatment instead of jail… Expert quote: “The most dramatic finding is the view that police departments and the police officers have been seen as more supportive and more welcoming than the institutions they […]

Seeking to cut drug arrests, Shakopee police offer addicts money to stay clean

Star Tribune David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health Shakopee police are recycling money seized during drug arrests to offer as much as $3,000 to addicts for treatment… Expert quote: “What you are seeing is the pent-up frustration of police officers. In the past, [they] have been given a set of tools and expectations that didn’t […]

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain

BuzzFeed David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health A new survey of medical students at the University of Virginia found that about half held “false and even fantastical” beliefs that black people feel less pain than white people — fallacies that date to 19th-century doctors justifying mistreatment of American slaves… Expert quote: “It’s all mixed up […]