Use and Misuse of Prescription Drugs

Listen to the podcast with Seddon Savage

Seddon Savage (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Seddon R. Savage, a pain consultant with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., has been involved in clinical, education, and policy work around opioids, pain, addiction, and prescription drug misuse for the past 25 years. In this podcast, she talks about her work examining the balance between treating pain and drug misuse, and about strategies for clinicians who are on the front lines of dealing with this public health issue. Savage, who is an adjunct associate professor of anesthesiology at Dartmouth Medical School, also talks her role as director of DCARE, the Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery and Education. Savage is also the current president of the American Pain Society.