Michelle and Laurence Allen Donate Oxygen Generators to Greenwich Hospital

Through their relationship with the Greenwich United Way, Greenwich residents Michelle and Laurence Allen have donated two oxygen generators to the Greenwich Hospital for use in surge areas where liquid oxygen is not available. Because of their portability, they can also be sent home with patients who otherwise would not have access to oxygen.

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Tips for Managing the Coronavirus

At Allen Research Endowment, caring for our colleagues and communities is our top priority. In that spirit, we wish to share some practical and cost effective tips on how to manage the coronavirus in the office and home.

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Suboxone and the Opioid Epidemic

Jon Helander, Ph.D., Altum Research

Opium has been used for thousands of years, and extracts concentrated in morphine have been written about since the 1500’s. It was not until the early 1800’s when the morphine extract was isolated in high purity by Friedrich Sertürner, who immediately demonstrated the danger associated with opiates when used in high concentration. Sertürner injected four people, three boys and himself, all of which nearly died (Dahan, Aarts, and Smith 2010). Still, Sertürner was the first to market morphine, and ironically, did so for treatment of alcohol addiction. Today, opioids are typically prescribed in hospital care and are synthetic or semi-synthetic derivatives of morphine including heroin, and account for a significant percentage of addictions worldwide.

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Harvard-Educated Doctors Prescribe Far Fewer Opioids

Physicians from the lowest ranked schools hand out three times the pills

Economists digging into the data behind America’s opioid addiction have uncovered a key trend in prescribing practices: doctors who went to top-ranked schools are dramatically less likely to hand out the pills.

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