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Battling opioid dependence in the emergency department

from UMass Med Now

Emergency departments can play valuable roles in addressing the opioid abuse crisis, according to health psychologist Edwin Boudreaux, Ph.D. “The ED prescribes lots of opiates in order to help people manage their pain,” said Dr. Boudreaux, professor of emergency medicine, psychiatry and quantitative health sciences, vice chair of research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMMS, and director of Behavioral Health Services at the UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus emergency room. more


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