Building on Arthur Evans' legacy: next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia

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Dr. Arthur C. Evans steps down Friday after 12 years as commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility... Read more

Are actions to prevent opioid deaths going too far?

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You’ve heard the statistics: a record 28,000 Americans fatally overdosed on opioids—prescription pain relievers or heroin—nationwide... Read more

'White privilege' in American medicine

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More than 27,000 Americans will likely die from a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose this year. While the victims will come from every... Read more

Why should behavioral health care be any different?

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Most doctors are trained to locate the source of their patients’ ailments and to cure them using modern medical technology and pharmaceuticals... Read more

Are you depressed? (I was.)

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The numbers are astounding. One in five American adults experience mental illness. One in five children ages 13-18 have, or will have, a... Read more

How committed are we to improving our nation’s mental health?

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In this season of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps we should resolve to improve things for the nearly 20% of Americans who experience... Read more

Another life destroyed – almost – by allegedly reckless prescribing

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A Philadelphia Inquirer story published on Philly.com last weekend about three men who died of drug addictions – and the physician whom... Read more

Feds to expand access to opioid treatment

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The federal government will move to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence by relaxing limits on prescribing... Read more