News & Updates
Suboxone: A Miracle Drug Or Merely A Step In The Right Direction?
Evolution of Mass. Opioid Crisis
BMC $89 million in funding to reduce opioid deaths
Boston Medical Center (BMC) was awarded $89 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to lead a research study with the goal of reducing opioid deaths by 40% in some of the most heavily impacted Massachusetts communities in... More
Media Mentions 2018
DrugFree.org: Featured News: Rapid Response to Fentanyl Overdose is Critical (Alexander Walley, MD, MSc) MetroWest Daily News: Local Approach To Treating Opioid Addiction (Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH) BYU Radio: Opioid Misconceptions, Electric Scooters, Faith and Gang Violence (Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH) The Boston Globe: Addicted People Often End Up In Jail. And That Can Be Deadly For Them (Alexander Walley, MD, More
Rapid Response to Fentanyl Overdose is Critical on Drugfree.org
Dr. Alex Walley discusses the dangerous differences between Fentanyl and heroin overdoses in the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids article Rapid Response to Fentanyl Overdose is Critical “Fentanyl is faster acting and more potent than heroin, so overdoses evolve in seconds to minutes, instead of minutes to hours, as we see with heroin... More
Grayken family donates $25 million gift to establish BMC Grayken Center for Addiction
Boston Medical Center received a $25 million gift from the Grayken family, that was used to create the BMC Grayken Center for Addiction. The CARE Unit faculty, clinical services, and education and training programs are key components of the Grayken Center for Addiction. Information and updates on the Grayken Center... More
NPR News: Medicaid May Soon Pay for Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Listen to CARE Unit faculty comment on Medicaid expansion to pay for addiction treatment.