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Recent Media Coverage

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

Boston Medical Center Establishes a Lifeline for Parents of Addicted Teens, Adults
The Boston Globe - June, 6, 2018

BMC is teaming up with the national nonprofit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide free resources and advice to parents whose adolescent or adult children are struggling with addiction. 

From Tough Love To Empathy: Coaching For Parents With Opioid-Addicted Children
WBUR - June 6, 2018

Parent coaches like Bea and Doug Duncan are a key component of the new resources BMC is offering families across Massachusetts with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. Parents whose child or young adult is struggling with a substance use disorder will be able to get evidence-based support from trained parent coaches who have also experience addiction in their family. 

1 in 5 Young People Who Died in 2016 Overdosed on Opioids
Tonic (Vice) - June 1, 2018

Jeffrey Samet, MD, MPH, chief of general internal medicine at BMC, argues that substance use disorders need to be treated as mainstream medical issues. He shares his response to findings that 1 in 5 deaths among young people are from opioids.

Stricter State Alcohol Access Rules Can Save 800 DUI Deaths a Year, Study Says
CNN - May 29, 2018

"For every 1% increase in the toughness of state policies, there was a 1% reduction of alcohol-related crashes," said Tim Naimi, MD, MPH. Dr. Naimi, a physician and alcohol epidemiologist at BMC, led a new study that looked at how 29 alcohol- and driving-related policies affected fatal drunk driving crash rates across the U.S..

Boston Medical Center to Test Web Therapy for Kids
Boston Herald - May 26, 2018

BMC, supported with a $13.5 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and led by Dr. Lisa Fortuna, will increase access to treatment for childhood anxiety through community pediatrics practices across the state and country.

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Grayken Center for Addiction, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Announce New Statewide Resources for Families in Crisis
June 6, 2018

Stronger Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths in U.S.
May 29, 2018

BMC to Test Childhood Anxiety Therapy Treatment with $13.5M Funding
May 22, 2018

Marketing to Physicians by Opioid Pharma Companies Leads to More Opioid Prescriptions
May 14, 2018

Boston Medical Center Leads Study on Peer Recovery Coaches for Opioid Use Disorder
April 27, 2018

For more BMC press releases, please click to see our News Release Archive.