What the Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman can Teach Us

The executive director of CODA offers insights on how we can avoid losing more people to opiod addiction

OPINION -- The death of a prominent person, especially an artist as talented as

Physicians Focus on Curbing Opioid Abuse, Accidental Deaths

Oregon's high rate of prescription abuse and reports of accidental overdoses nationwide have spurred conferences and discussion groups to change treatment protocols

October 8, 2012 -- In the 1990s, prescribing opioid painkillers for any patients besides those in the last stages of a terminal illness was frowned upon and could even result in censure, said Betsy Boyd-Flynn, deputy executive vice president of the Oregon Medical Association.

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