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A new tool in drug overdose prevention

Assis­tant pro­fessor of law and health sci­ences Leo Beletsky was tapped by the Bureau of Jus­tice Assis­tance to lend his exper­tise in devel­oping a new toolkit for law enforce­ment to help them pre­vent drug overdoses.

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3Qs: Access expands to drug overdose antidote

Drug over­doses are report­edly on the rise both locally and nation­ally. The Mass­a­chu­setts State Police has reported 185 fatal­i­ties since Nov. 1, which doesn’t include the large cities of Boston, […]

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Opioid overdose rates ‘impossible’ to ignore

Leo Beletsky, a drug policy expert and assis­tant pro­fessor of law and health sci­ences, says opioid over­dose now kills more people than both AIDS and homicides.

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Election 2012: all-​​day analysis

A day after the nation went to the polls, we’re talking to North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s elec­toral win over Repub­lican Mitt Romney, despite an extremely close pop­ular vote count. Check in throughout the day to see what experts from across the uni­ver­sity are saying about what the results mean for the nation and the world.


3Qs: When painkillers kill

Leo Beletsky, an assis­tant pro­fessor of law and health sci­ences, exam­ines the risk of opioid anal­gesics, the abuse of which led to nearly 16,000 deaths in 2008.


No harm done

North­eastern pro­fessor Leo Beletsky dis­sects inter­play between law and public health.

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