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The Leonard Lopate Show

Heroin Use Is On the Rise, But New Treatments Are Being Ignored

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Heroin addiction programs are failing addicts in Kentucky. There is a new drug that provides an alternative to the controversial methadone detox method, but few doctors are using it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Drugs for Ebola?

Friday, August 08, 2014

Anthony Fauci, immunologist and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at The National Institutes of Health, talks about the experimental drug treatment for two Americans with Ebola and the current best practices for stopping the current outbreak.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Legal Weed: Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

A May series on marijuana continues with a look at addictionMark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2013) talks about the drug's effects and how legalization might address treatment.  He's joined by WNYC senior reporter Marianne McCune who talks about her piece on abuse and dependence of marijuana, as part of the "Weed Next Door" series.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jim McGreevey's New Work

Friday, February 03, 2012

Jim McGreevey, the former governor of New Jersey and current spiritual counselor of Integrity House at New Jersey's Hudson County Correctional Center, discusses his support for Governor Christie's proposal to require drug treatment services for low-level drug offenders and what he's learned since leaving office. 

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