Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Eric Burton, a neuro-oncologist with University of Louisville Physicians and Dr. Brian J. Williams, assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville.
Amid several lawsuits that accuse manufacturing giant Purdue Pharma of contributing to the country’s opioid epidemic, the company announced Saturday it will cut sales staff by more than half and stop marketing opioids to doctors. Reporter Lev Facher, who wrote for STAT that it marked the end of an aggressive, opioid marketing era that Purdue created, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.
Dr. Tuckson discusses GI health with Dr. Thomas Abell, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Arthur M. Schoen, MD chair of Gastroenterology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Christian Furman, a specialist in geriatric medicine with University of Louisville Physicians.
Officials from the Bevin Administration discuss the Medicaid overhaul called Kentucky HEALTH, and detail the goals of the reforms as well as community engagement requirements, premium payments, and other changes coming to the program.
Local law enforcement in Chillicothe, Ohio, have found their own way to respond to a slew of fatal opioid overdoses in their community. The Post Overdose Response Team (PORT) sets out each week to find every person in their county who overdosed the week before and try to get them into treatment. Special correspondent Esther Honig of Side Effects Public Media has the story.
Dr. Tuckson's guests are Dr. Frank R. Burns, an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky and State Rep. Jason Nemes. Rep. Nemes shadowed Dr. Burns as part of the Greater Louisville Medical Society's "Wear the White Coat" program.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Michael Bousamra, head of Thoracic Surgery at Baptist Health Floyd, and Rep. McKenzie Cantrell (D-Louisville). Rep. Cantrell shadowed Dr. Bousamra as part of the Greater Louisville Medical Society's "Wear the White Coat" program.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee visits DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery in Lexington that provides second chance employment opportunities for people in substance abuse recovery who are trying to redirect their lives. She speaks with Rob and Diane Perez about their vision for the restaurant and its support from the community. Renee also talks with employees at the eatery to hear their stories of recovery and how DV8 Kitchen helps them.