MARY JEANNE KREEK (1937-2021)

pioneer of the development of methadone & other treatments for drug addiction, professor kreek studied the neurobiology & genetics of the brain with "boundless energy"  

reported in: The Scientist by Asher Jones on 31st March 2021

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the scientist.com reports the death in March 2021 of Professor Mary Jeanne Kreek, drawing on an obituary from Rockefeller University, where she worked

Professor Kreek worked on the neurobiology of drug & alcohol addition, & is credited with pioneering work on the development of methadone, a treatment for heroin addition. she was also a vocal proponent of the idea that addition should be treated not as a personal weakness, but as a disorder of the brain


conclusion

rest in peace