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Dr. Sarah Wakeman is a board certified Massachusetts General Hospital primary care physician. Dr. Wakeman's practice is limited to patients who live or work in Charlestown.
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As baby boomers reach their senior years and life expectancy increases, so does the number of older adults who live with both complex chronic diseases as well as common aging-related conditions and illnesses.
Expanding the availability of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings would be a major step toward reducing overdose deaths, write two physicians specializing in addiction medicine and health care delivery.
The MGH this week launched a new podcast called “Charged,” featuring some of the hospital’s leading female voices.
Fentanyl. The man-made opioid is 50 times stronger than heroin and up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. In Massachusetts last year alone, 754 opioid-related overdose deaths had a positive screen for fentanyl. That is more than 50 percent of opioid-related overdose deaths.
Dr. Sarah Wakeman, from Massachusetts General Hospital, describes how she and her team, with support from a MacArthur Foundation 100 Change award, will eliminate opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts, providing a blueprint for the rest of the country.
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