Q&A with scientist and director of research Wendee Wechsberg

Last week, Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from what is believed to be a heroin overdose, drawing national attention to the issues surrounding drug addiction. The Daily Tar Heel spoke with Wendee Wechsberg, principal scientist and senior director of Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions at RTI International in Research Triangle Park and an adjunct professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, about heroin use and its role in Hoffman’s death.