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 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


rest in peace