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Yale School of Public Health Researchers Robert Heimer and Lauretta Grau Discuss the Opioid Crisis

'Shut down detox centers.' 'Get people bed rest.' 'And methadone.' Those might not sound like the most popular ideas for dealing with the growing opioid crisis. Two experts who have studied the crisis in depth, as part of seeking solutions, argue that those ideas will work better than what society is doing now. They also argue that focusing on evil pharmaceutical companies misses the point, overlooks the systemic reasons the vast majority of people are turning to heroin and fentanyl and dropping to the ground daily.

Yale School of Public Health researchers Robert Heimer and Lauretta Grau made those arguments during a recent appearance on WNHH FM’s “Dateline New Haven” program.

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