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HealthLink on Air full episode
HealthLink on Air full episode

Focus on opioids: painkiller guidelines; addiction crisis update; a firsthand account of dependency: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

All about opioids:

WRVO Public Media and NPR logos-- Colorectal surgeon Jeffrey Albright, MD, and weight-loss surgeon Flavia Soto, MD,  both from Upstate, explain new opioid painkiller guidelines for surgical patients.

-- Upstate toxicologist Willie Eggleston, PharmD, provides an update on the opioid addiction crisis's impact on Central New York.

-- Bioethicist Travis Rieder, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University shares what he learned about the American health care system after he became dependent on opioids.