, Salem, MA


April 9, 2014

Column: A physician's perspective on opiate abuse


Prescription medications are some of medicine’s best therapies, and yet, they’ve become the root of one of today’s biggest public health problems. The governor’s declaration has properly elevated opiate abuse to a public health priority; his call to action should represent just the beginning of a sustained analysis and long-term effort for solutions.

Ronald Dunlap, M.D., a cardiologist in Weymouth, is president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide association of physicians with more than 24,000 members.




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