Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic | WYPR

Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic

Apr 1, 2016

Dr. Leana Wen has led efforts to combat Baltimore's epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths.
Credit Baltimore City Health Department

We begin this morning with Dr. Leana Wen. She is Baltimore’s Health Commissioner, and a regular guest on our program for a series we call Healthwatch. Dr. Wen joins us here in the studio once a month to talk about issues affecting the health and well-being of Charm City residents…and she’s just back from the National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, where on Tuesday she joined President Obama and a panel of experts for a discussion of the nation’s, and Baltimore’s, epidemic of opioid drug abuse.