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Dr. Mary Bassett

Dr. Mary Bassett

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    Dr. Mary Basset with Mayor de Blasio (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)

    April 15, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Dr. Mary Bassett on the Coronavirus Pandemic

    dr mary basset wbai 150Dr. Mary Bassett, formerly New York City health commissioner and now director of the The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, joined the

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    Dr. Mary Bassett (photo: @nycHealthy)

    Last year, 1,441 individuals in New York City died of a drug overdose, most of which were opioid-induced, and current trends indicate that the death count in the city only stands to rise. But as much as these drugs can cause death, Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner, is arguing that others can prevent it.

    During a recent appearance on the What’s the [Data] Point? ...

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    Mayor de Blasio & HealingNYC (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)

    More than 1,400 New Yorkers died of drug overdoses in 2017, most of them the result of opioid abuse, and one of the next steps the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to take in fighting rampant opioid addiction is to open safe injection sites, which the administration is calling “overdose prevention centers.” There is currently no timeline for the four planned pilot sites to open, the city’s health commissioner said ...

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    What's The [Data] Point? Episode 46 -- 1,441, with Dr. Mary Bassett, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

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