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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 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

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