The Opioid Crisis in Boston and Beyond

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Massachusetts is in the midst of an opioid epidemic resulting in an unprecedented numbers of overdoses and deaths. On Wednesday, May 3, from 6:30-8 p.m., the Harvard Ed Portal will host a discussion featuring leading medical experts, first responders, pharmacists, and people in recovery. They’ll examine” The Opioid Crisis in Boston and Beyond” and how it’s impacting individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is highly recommended. Please visit to reserve your spot today!

Dr. Greg Curfman, Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications


  • Mark Albanese, M.D., Addiction Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Patrick Glynn, Detective Lieutenant, Quincy Massachusetts Police Department
  • Shelly F. Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Academic Officer, McLean Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Efrain Lozada, in recovery; Recovery Coach
  • Jessica Moreno, Clinical Pharmacist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Scott G. Weiner, M.D., Emergency Room Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital