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Andrew Kolodny

Andrew Kolodny

Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the co-director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. His primary area of focus is the prescription opioid and heroin crisis devastating families and communities across the country. 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.

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How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl, drive opioid overdose deaths to a new high | Opinion

By: - December 11, 2021

For the past 20 years, I have been engaged in efforts to end the opioid epidemic, as a┬ápublic health official, researcher and clinician. And for every one of those years I have looked on as the number of deaths from drug overdoses has set a new record high. Yet even knowing that trend I was […]