Pain, Inc. with Travis Reider
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Date: September 23, 2019
This is the second episode dedicated to the War on Drugs. Politicians are telling us the problem is that patients are taking too many, and prescriptions need to be cut down. The reality is that most patients are taking what they are prescribed, but that the opioid drugs they are taking cause dependency and are extremely addictive. Travis Rieder is sharing his own personal struggle with opioids, and what needs to change to assist patients with their pain and medication so that we can do no harm.
Travis N. Rieder, PhD, is a research scholar at Johns Hopkins’ Berman Institute of Bioethics, where he also directs the Master of Bioethics program. Much of Travis’s research is in the general area of procreative ethics, particularly concerning the morality of procreating in the era of climate change.