The Epidemic of Prescription Drug Addiction and Overdose

John Buntin has a powerful piece in Governing Magazine about prescription opioid addiction and overdose. I joined John, Jennifer Smith and Harry Chen to discuss this issue on To The Point. As ever, Warren Olney skillfully kept the group conversation active and coherent. The discussion begins at 8 minute mark:

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.