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Recent Media Coverage

Boston Medical Center news, features, and physicians in local and national media.

Many Doctors Get Goodies from Opioid Makers
NBC News, Aug. 10, 2017

1 in 12 doctors, and 1 in 5 family doctors, received money or gifts from a pharmaceutical company making opioids, according to a new study by BMC researchers. Dr. Scott Hadland (pictured left) and Michael Botticelli spoke with NBC News on how these freebies can influence doctors, stressing the importance of safe prescribing and physician education.

Will Emergency Declaration for Opioids Make a Difference in Massachusetts?
The Boston Globe, Aug. 10, 2017

Michael Botticelli, executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at BMC, comments on President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency over the opioid epidemic.

Most Older Patients with Fall-Related Injuries Skip Fall Prevention Activities
Becker's Hospital Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Kalpana Narayan Shankar, MD, an emergency medicine physician at BMC, found that adults over 65 who go to the emergency department for a fall-related injury are not likely to participate in a fall prevention program after being discharged, despite being given a flyer for a local program before leaving the hospital.

When the Prescription Is a Recipe
The New York Times, Aug. 9, 2017

While doctors and medical groups teaching patients how to cook and taking a more active role in nutrition is now a growing national trend, BMC's Preventive Food Pantry was the first of its kind when it opened in 2001. Christine Pace, MD, internal medicine at BMC, spoke with the New York Times about the hospital's longstanding efforts to provide patients with access to healthy foods.

Underground Safe Haven Keeps Drug Users Off Street, May Save Lives
Reuters, Aug. 9, 2017

“Not everyone who has opioid-use disorder wants treatment. It’s really important that we keep people safe and alive until they come into treatment,” said Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, an addiction medicine specialist at BMC. Dr. Walley was not involved with the study that is the topic of Reuters' article.

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

One in 12 Doctors Accepts Payment from Pharmaceutical Companies Related to Opioids
Aug. 9, 2017

One Fall Too Many
Aug. 8, 2017

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH, Appointed Chief/Chair of Surgery at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine
July 20, 2017

Team-Based Model Reduces Prescription Opioid Use among Patients with Chronic Pain by 40 Percent, Study Finds
July 17, 2017

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