18-32 Segment 1: Addiction, Relapse and Criminalization

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After criminal convictions, many people with substance use disorder are placed on probation with the condition they remain completely drug-free. They are often jailed when they relapse, setting back recovery and removing them from treatment that helps keep them clean. Is that fair, when relapse is a common symptom of their disease (and many others)? Addiction and legal experts discuss.


  • Lisa Newman-Polk, attorney and social worker, Ayer, MA
  • Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction, Boston Medical Center and former Director, National Drug Control Policy
  • Dr. Barbara Herbert, Immediate Past President, Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Dr. Sally Satel, addiction psychiatrist and Lecturer, Yale University School of Medicine and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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15-32 Segment 1: Online Pharmacies, Fake Drugs


Synopsis: Consumers who purchase medicines online for convenience and price are taking a big risk–experts say 97% of online “pharmacies” are rogue sites operating illegally. Often the medications they sell are counterfeit or substandard. Experts discuss the risks and how consumers can buy safely.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Carmen Catizone, Executive Director, National Associate of Boards of Pharmacy; Libby Baney, Executive Director, Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies; Dr. Roger Bate, scholar, American Enterprise Institute and author, Phake: The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

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