Scaling Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction

On March 29th, Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, former BWH physician and 19th Surgeon General of the United States, had a conversation moderated by BWH surgeon, author and researcher Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, about “Scaling Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction.”

This event, held in Bornstein Amphitheater, was hosted by the BWH Department of Quality and Safety and Ariadne Labs.


First Drug Take-Back Day a Huge Success

Co-sponsored by B-CORE, the BWH Pharmacy and Partners Employee Assistance Program, our first Drug Take-Back Day was held in January, 2018. Several employees emptied out their medicine cabinets, getting rid of expired and potentially dangerous medications. We collected one and a half huge boxes of medications! Everyone who dispensed of their medicines received a $5 cafeteria gift card, courtesy of B-CORE.

Remember: there is always a bin at the BWH Outpatient Pharmacy where you can dispense of your unused medications at any time.

B-CORE Grand Rounds Report

Dr. Joji Suzuki

The last opioid grand rounds of 2017 were held on November 30, 2017. The session was an “Opioid Project Showcase” highlighting innovative work from the departments of Orthopedics, Hospitalist Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry.

Inaugural Opioid Grand Rounds

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH

The Inaugural B-CORE Opioid Grand Rounds was held in Bornstein Auditorium on February 2, 2017.

The distinguished guest speaker was Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, who discussed:

“Data, Disparities, and Public Health: Addressing Equity from Bedside to Public Health”

Read more about the event here: BWH Bulletin