Forum: Disparity in Treatment of Persons With Opioid Addiction

Dr. Brown

A recent forum held in Worcester examined all the ways people facing addiction to opioids were treated differently than others at health care facilities and other societal institutions. Examples of the uneven treatment included workers being terminated from work after being discovered taking medication to address their addiction, even though employers routinely make reasonable accommodations for other workers with physical disabilities. Alan Brown, MD, vice chair, integrated care and population health, presented at the forum and noted hospitals are making strides and get better on this issue. Read about the forum and what Dr. Brown had to say in the Telegram & Gazette.



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