Rieder continues Seminar Series with talk on America’s Opioid Crisis

September 16, 2018

Bioethics, Pain Medicine and America’s Opioid Crisis

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdose in 2017, which is more than were killed at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This epidemic continues to be driven by opioids, which were involved in more than 49,000 of those deaths. Despite the scale of this problem, the opioid crisis has received fairly little sustained attention in the bioethics literature. In his Berman Institute Seminar Series talk, Travis Rieder argued that we must fill in this gap, and begin to show just how much specifically bioethics work needs to be done in this area.

Travis Rieder, PhD, is the Assistant Director for Education Initiatives, Director of the Master of Bioethics degree programand Research Scholar at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Public Health Advocacy within the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.