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Why It’s Easier to Be Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller Than the Treatment for Opioid Addiction May 30, 2016 | The Conversation

Jeffrey Hom and Krisda Chaiyachati of the Perelman School of Medicine write about difficulties patients encounter surrounding opioid addiction treatment.

Video: Bomb-sniffing Dogs Are Helping to Speed Up Security Lines May 30, 2016 | CBS News

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine talks about the Penn Working Dog Center and a shortage of explosive-sniffing dogs.

Why Dentists Write Too Many Scripts May 27, 2016 |

Elliot Hersh of the School of Dental Medicine is quoted about the dangers of dentists overprescribing opioids.

FDA Approves Novel Form of Addiction Treatment: A 6-month Implant May 27, 2016 |

Kyle Kampman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the benefit of an implanted drug to help treat opioid addiction.

Game of Thrones Season 6: Greyscale, Diagnosed and Explained May 25, 2016 | Vox

Jules Lipoff of the Perelman School of Medicine shares an explanation of greyscale as depicted on the show “Game of Thrones.”