Addictions Expert Gives Insight Into Opioid Epidemic

Updated April 19, 2016

Health officials and lawmakers joined together to discuss the heroin and opiate problem in Western New York at a town hall meeting in Buffalo. “What hasn’t been addressed at previous meetings is the application of the principals of how we deal with epidemics,” said Richard D. Blondell, MD, professor of family medicine, who founded the University at Buffalo’s addiction medicine fellowship. “Everybody has to accept responsibility for the problem and do something about it.”