Category: Richard Saitz

In drunken-driving cases, Melanie’s Law is rarely used

Boston Globe Richard Saitz, School of Medicine “Cassandra Schutt pleaded for justice for her father, killed by a driver whose blood-alcohol level was 0.25, more than three times the legal limit…” Expert quote: “For some reason, probably because drinking is so ingrained and normal in our culture, society takes its harms less seriously,” he said. […]

Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?

Associated Press Richard Saitz, School of Public Health The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers… Expert quote: “We […]