Board Member Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar Appears on Chicago Tonight to Discuss a New Program to Prevent Opioid Addiction – Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

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Board Member Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar Appears on Chicago Tonight to Discuss a New Program to Prevent Opioid Addiction

January 21, 2019

Last week, Health & Medicine Board Member Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar appeared on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to discuss a new Illinois program that aims to prevent opioid addiction by allowing patients to take a prescription for painkillers and use it for cannabis instead.

In addition to her role at Health & Medicine, Dr. Salisbury-Afshar is a Chicago family physician and director of the Center for Multi-System Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic at the American Institute for Research. She also provides addiction treatment to patients at Heartland Alliance Health, and previously was the point person for opioids at the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Click here to watch the interview.