Opioids in the News - Archive

Opioids in the News update - January 16, 2018


Why SF should open a supervised drug-injection facility (San Francisco Chronicle – Jan. 15, 2018)

Inyo County struggles to provide treatment options for residents addicted to opioids (The Sheet – Jan. 12, 2018)

San Diego VA cuts opioid prescribing rate from 18% to 10% (San Diego Union-Tribune – Jan. 11, 2018)

Hospital Honchos Hone New Message in Wake of Opioid Crisis: Expect Pain (California Healthline - Jan. 12, 2018)


The VA is Prescribing Fewer Opioids– But Not for the Reason You Think (Pacific Standard - Jan. 12, 2018)

Opioid Addiction Knows No Color, but Its Treatment Does (The New York Times - Jan. 12, 2018)

Report calls for shift in care for newborns exposed to opioids in the womb (CBC News - Jan. 11, 2018)

Trump Signs Bill to Improve Opioid Screening Technology (NBC Los Angeles – Jan. 10, 2018)

Could Prescription Heroin and Safe Injection Sites Slow the Opioid Crisis? (Fresh Air – Jan. 8, 2018)

Opioids in the News update - January 10, 2018


'Death Diaries' reveal lessons about prescription drug epidemic (San Diego Union-Tribune – Jan. 6, 2018)

California bills aim to tackle opioid addiction by curbing excessive prescriptions (Los Angeles Times – Jan. 4, 2018)

Effort underway to make naloxone opioid antidote more accessible in state (San Francisco Chronicle – Jan. 3, 2018)


Senate health committee hosts opioid hearing with a single witness: a journalist (STAT - Jan. 9, 2018)

Opioid Epidemic Boosts the Death Rate Among US Millennials (The Fix - Jan. 8, 2018)

Scientists Just Solved a Major Piece of the Opioid Puzzle (WIRED - Jan. 8, 2018)

How Opioids Kill (Scientific American - Jan. 8, 2018)

Walks, not pills: Clinic gives hope to patients with chronic pain(NBC News – Jan. 7, 2018)

Surge in Foster Children Amid Opioid Crisis (On Point – Jan. 3, 2018)

Opioids in the News update - January 5, 2018

Drug Overdose Deaths Plateau In California, Soar Nationally (California Healthline - Jan. 4, 2018)

Moving Beyond Opioids: 5 Lessons for the Next Drug Crisis (The Fix – Jan. 4, 2018)

This Judge Has a Mission: Keep Defendants Alive (The New York Times - Jan. 3, 2018)

The Giant, Under Attack (The New York Times - Jan. 3, 2018)

In Heroin's Heartland (The Pacific Standard - Jan. 2, 2018)

Authorities Are Cracking Down on Opioid-Peddling Doctors (Time – Jan. 1, 2018)

America on Opioids: The Many Faces of the Country’s Addiction Crisis (Huffington Post – Dec. 31, 2017)

The Opioid Plague’s Youngest Victims: Children in Foster Care (The New York Times – Dec. 28, 2017)

The Opioid Crisis Is Getting Worse, Particularly for Black Americans (The New York Times – Dec. 22, 2017)

Life expectancy is down for a second year. Drug overdoses are a big reason why. (USA Today – Dec. 21, 2017)

Fight The Opioid Epidemic, All Agree. But Strategies Vary Widely (NPR – Dec. 19, 2017)

Prosecutors Treat Opioid Overdoses as Homicides, Snagging Friends, Relatives (The Wall Street Journal – Dec. 17, 2017)

‘We feel like our system was hijacked’: DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper (The Washington Post – Dec. 17, 2017)

In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court (The New York Times – Dec. 17, 2017)

Detox can end in death at some ‘non-medical’ Southern California rehabs (The OC Register – Dec. 17, 2017)

Trump's Opioid Crisis Failures Mean States Must Lead the Way (Newsweek – Dec. 14, 2017)

Opioids in the News update - December 5, 2017

One idea for preventing leftover opioids from fueling opioid abuse (Washington Post - Dec. 5, 2017)

‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony (The New York Times - Dec. 4, 2017)

Could Marijuana Replace Opioids As A Painkiller? Experts Are Skeptical (Forbes - Dec. 3, 2017)

Opioids In The Family (NPR – Dec. 1, 2017)

Stop Blaming the Opioid Epidemic on Patients Who Shop Around for Doctors (Mother Jones – Nov. 30, 2017)

California's Opioid Crisis: Deaths of Despair on the Rise (The California Endowment – Nov. 30, 2017)

Purdue Pharma Discloses Negotiations With AGs on Opioids (Bloomberg – Nov. 30, 2017)

Kellyanne Conway Might as Well Be ‘Opioid Czar’ (Opinion) (The New York Times – Nov. 30, 2017)

Opioid Crisis: Doctor explains risk factors in Shasta County (KCRC – Nov. 30, 2017)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions creates new DEA office to 'turn tide' in opioid crisis (USA Today– Nov. 29, 2017)

California survey finds physicians, pharmacists comply with prescription drug monitoring law (Medical Xpress – Nov. 29, 2017)

Kellyanne Conway Has Zero Experience In Drug Policy But Is Running the White House Opioid Response (Mother Jones – Nov. 29, 2017)

How Opioids Started Killing Americans (Bloomberg – Nov. 28, 2017)

Rural America in Crisis: The Changing Opioid Overdose Epidemic (CDC Blog – Nov. 28, 2017)

Opioid Users Are Building a Movement for Public Health Solutions to the Epidemic (Alternet – Nov. 28, 2017)

Quitting Opioids Cold Turkey Made Me Want to Die (Tonic – Nov. 27, 2017)

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy (NPR – Nov. 24, 2017)

Opioids in the News update - November 21, 2017

Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills (California Healthline - Nov. 21, 2017)

A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Opioid Crisis (Sign-in Required) (MedScape - Nov. 21, 2017)

The Opioid Epidemic Is Devastating. It’s Also Really Expensive. (Mother Jones - Nov. 20, 2017)

Substituting methadone for opioids could save billions (Reuters – Nov. 20, 2017)

For opiate addiction, study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox (Los Angeles Times – Nov. 20, 2017)

Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis (Opinion) (The New York Times – Nov. 19, 2017)

The dangers and potential of 'natural' opioid kratom (San Francisco Chronicle – Nov. 19, 2017)

Raid on California Physician Office Intensifies Opioid Debate (National Pain Report – Nov. 18, 2017)

Purdue Approaches States in Bid to Settle Opioid Claims (Bloomberg – Nov. 17, 2017)

It’s Not Just Opioids (Slate – Nov. 16, 2017)

FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids (ABC News – Nov. 15, 2017)

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes (The New York Times – Nov. 14, 2017)

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