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  • OPRC Co-Director, Andrew Kolodny to be Keynote Speaker at Learn to Cope conference. 

Conference for Families Struggling with Addiction 
Shortening the Path to Recovery
Saturday, June 16, 2018
7:45AM - 3:30PM
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA

Massachusetts to sue Perdue Pharma

Andrew Kolodny joins Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy as she announces plans for state to sue Perdue Pharma executives over false statements and marketing practices for OxyContin. June 12, 2018. Boston, MA

 

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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