Melissa Weimer, CODA’s Medical Director, appears in a well-written article in Time magazine, headlined “Stopping America’s Hidden Overdose Crisis.” As Time writer Jon Marcus observes, “Weimer is an advocate of sharing prescription information across state lines through so-called prescription drug monitoring programs, known as PDMPs. Many states have adopted PDMPs in the last few years in response to the overdose crisis and now every state except Missouri have or plan to develop a monitoring program. But the rules differ widely.” (Read Weimer’s full remarks in Marcus’s full article on the Time website.)
Weimer, DO, MCR, has provided clinical services at CODA since 2011, becoming Medical Director in 2013. She also serves as an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University where she sees patients and teaches internal medicine residents in primary-care and chronic-pain clinics. Her research area is the intersection between chronic pain and opioid addiction.