Andrew Saxon talks about Addiction Medicine, Medical Marijuana, and Pursuing His Interests

In which Shree talks to Dr. Andrew Saxon, an addiction psychiatry specialist in the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System.

[1:02] Talking about Substance Use Disorders and his research with addiction
[4:35] Implementation efforts for addiction medicine
[6:45] Medication-Assisted Therapy for the Opioid Epidemic
[10:03] Prescription Limiting Laws and different forms of therapy
[19:00] Medical Marijuana – Yay or Nay?
[24:20] Which other drugs should be legal?
[28:10] Trends in healthcare in US
[32:15] Decoupling personal from research views
[36:25] Pursuing other interests?
[38:05] What do physicians need more of?

Books that he likes: Writings of Sigmund Freud and Interpretation of Dreams, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

 

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