Brandon A. Dorfman

Brandon is a freelance journalist who writes about drugs, race, adoption and other social issues. His website is He lives in Philadelphia.

Extending Telehealth Bupe Past the Pandemic Wouldn’t Require Congress

Before our telehealth appointment ended one day last summer, my buprenorphine doctor asked me if going for monthly urine screens…

March 22, 2021

When My Suboxone Doctor Quit on Me, It Left a Frightening Void

Early in 2020, shortly before pandemic entered the everyday lexicon and face masks became de rigueur, I went to my…

February 2, 2021

The Legacy of Northeast Philly’s “Redlining” Against Methadone Clinics

Protesting residents of the mostly white, working-class neighborhoods of Holmesburg and Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia accepted back in 2013 that…

March 10, 2020