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Episode 5 - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Chris Bender, Pharm. D.
In this episode, we speak with Chris Bender, Pharm. D. about medication assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid addiction. Chris guides us through the clinical, controversial, and corrections-focused aspects of MAT. If you don't know methadone from suboxone, you'll want to listen. Chris Bender, Pharm. D. is a pharmacist with the Diamond Drug Information Center. Links to articles referenced in this episode: "Opioid Crisis Fast Facts" via CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/health/opioid-crisis-fast-facts/index.html "Opioid Overdose Crisis", via the National Institutes of Health https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis "NH to start offering Suboxone treatments in prisons", via the New Hampshire Union Leader https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/nh-to-start-offering-suboxone-treatment-in-prisons/article_c3804a69-865e-5c93-93e1-c87a6a541b9f.html "There’s a highly successful treatment for opioid addiction. But stigma is holding it back", via Vox https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/20/15937896/medication-assisted-treatment-methadone-buprenorphine-naltrexone
Duration: 44 min