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  • Andrew Kolodny comments on new study in this September 18, 2018 article in Health News by Gigen Mammoser.  

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  •  Andrew Kolodny will speak at the Harvard Medical School event "The US Opioid Epidemic: Where Do We Go From Here?" on September 14, 2018 from 12:30-2:00pm in Boston, MA. 
  • Andrew Kolodny addressed the National Governors Association Conference Friday, July, 20, 2018 in Sante Fe, NM.
  • Understanding the Opioid Crisis: 
    A Timely Discussion with Andrew Kolodny, MD
    Tuesday, June 5
    Boston, MA
    The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis: more than 100 Americans die every day from overdosing on opioids. 
    Join Dr. Andrew Kolodny, one of the nation's leading experts on the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, for a timely presentation and discussion. Dr. Kolodny is co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He is also the executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, an organization with a mission to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by overprescribing of opioid analgesics.
    A Q&A will follow Dr. Kolodny's presentation.  Hosted by Brandeis Alumni Association.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Andrew Kolodny, MD, Co-Director of the OPRC testified before the Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health U.S. House of Representatives hearing 
  • November 16, 2017, the OPRC celebrated its launch at Brandeis University by hosting two events:
    • film screening & expert panel discussion on HBO’s “Warning: This Drug May Kill You,” held at the Wasserman Cinemathque. Panelists included film producer Perri Peltz, the OPRC’s Andrew Kolodny, Secretary of Massachusetts Health & Human Services Marylou Sudders, and Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, CEO of Dimock. The expert panel was moderated by NBC’s Cynthia McFadden and can be viewed here.
    • dinner and salon-style conversation at the Brandeis University Faculty Club. The dinner convened various stakeholders in the opioid epidemic, with remarks from Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Senator Ed Markey
      Click here for more information & photos of the OPRC Launch