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Joel Bordman

M.D., Diplomate, American and Canadian Academies of Pain Management

Dr. Bordman is a Diplomate of the American and Canadian Academies of Pain Management and a Certificant of the International Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Complex Pain Program of the First Step Medical Clinics, as well as the Medical Director of the Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Program at Austin Rehab Clinics.

His main interest is in treating opioid addiction and assessing chronic pain treatment in the complex patient. He sat on an independent steering committee to detect prescription opioid abuse in Canada and acts as a mentor to other doctors in this area.

Let's Talk Solutions, Not Politics, for OxyContin Addiction

For weeks now, Ontario's Minister of Health, Deb Matthews, has been trading barbs with federal Health Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, over whether or not she should intervene in Health Canada's decision to approve the generic version of the painkiller oxycodone. As this debate plays out and the attention starts to focus on the intergovernmental conflict instead of the important public health debate, we must not lose sight of three simple facts.
11/23/2012 05:18 EST