We have all become too familiar with the COVID-19 pandemic and its many detrimental effects, from mortality and morbidity to huge economic losses. One population facing out-of-the-ordinary challenges and complications in our pandemic times are substance use disorder individuals (SUDs).
An important testimonial of how the American opioid epidemic went horribly wrong for doctors too, including those committed to relieving pain and acting as the neighborhood doctor, like Richard Minicozzi, M.D. (1934-2015). This is a Q&A with his daughter, Alessia