Dr. John Brooklyn, the Medical Director of the Chittenden Clinic in Vermont, has been featured in an article in Seven Days
. He is shown above holding an e-pill Med-O-Wheel Secure
, which is used in Medicated Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction at the clinic.
The Automatic Pill Dispensers allow for pills to be dispensed in the patient's home. Without them, patients would have to drive to the clinic to have medications administered to them. For some patients this can be hours of travel that can prevent them from having a normal schedule, perhaps preventing them from working. In addition, patients can use Directly Observed Therapy
to video themselves taking their pills.Read More about John Brooklyn and the rise of Buprenorphine treatment in the state of Vermont by clicking HERE."There's almost nothing to do with medication-assisted treatment and addressing the opiate crisis that he hasn't had a role in during the last 20 years," said Tom Dalton, executive director of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform. "He's really been a force of nature."