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Title: ‘The Conners’ Viewers Outraged by Roseanne Conner's Opioid Overdose Death

URL: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a23863891/the-conners-roseanne-recap/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "'The Conners' Fans Were Outraged by How the Show Killed Off Roseanne's Character Last Night," by Megan Friedman published on the Good Housekeeping web site on October 17, 2018. The article features viewer responses to the opioid overdose death of Roseanne Barr's character via highlighted tweets, and includes Roseanne Barr's official statement in response to the storyline.

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Title: Why police officers should carry naloxone | PoliceOne.com

URL: https://www.policeone.com/police-products/tactical/tactical-medical/articles/373715006-Why-every-cop-should-carry-naloxone/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Why every cop should carry naloxone," by Policing Matters podcast host and police training expert, Doug Wyllie, that describes the current risks opioid-based substances present to law enforcement and why carrying naloxone is vital to an officer's survival strategy. The article was published on on PoliceOne.com on June 19, 2017.

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Title: Why opioids are such an American problem - BBC News

URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41701718/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Why Opioids Are Such An American Problem" by Owen Amos published on the BBC web site October 25, 2017. Some of the reasons cited in the article include perks given to doctors by drug companies to peddle their products, the lack of universal health care in the U.S., the ready advertisement of prescription opioids on television, poor training of doctors, and a "culture of medication."

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Title: Why aren't doctors stepping up to treat people with opioid addiction?

URL: http://www.statnews.com/2018/07/05/doctors-stepping-up-opioid-addiction-treatment/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=94d062f57e-Daily_Recap&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-94d062f57e-150776793

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Hey, doctors: Why aren't you stepping up to treat people with opioid addiction?" by Patrick Skerrett published on the STAT News web site on July 5, 2018. Article discusses the reluctance of the medical community to treat opioid addiction with medication.

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Title: Why Heroin is Not the New Marijuana - Drug Rehab Options

URL: https://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/why-heroin-is-not-the-new-marijuana/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article, posted on Rehab.com's Pro Talk Web site February 3, 2015 entitled, "Why Heroin is Not the New Marijana" examines the misconception of opioid users overdosing on heroin when most deaths are caused by the mixing of heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. It recommends a treatment program with a maintenance component.

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Title: When a Company Is Profiting From the Opioid Crisis - The Atlantic

URL: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/09/opioid-crisis-responsibility-profits/538938/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "When A Company if Making Money from the Opioid Crisis," by Brian Alexander published on The Atlantic web site on September 6, 2017. The article suggests that companies look at shareholder value from not just a financial perspective, but from an ethical and moral one as well.

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Title: WHO | Arguments in favour of compulsory treatment of opioid dependence

URL: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/2/12-108860/en/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: In this 2013 article in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Zunyou Wu of the Chinese Center for Disease Control argues against the position of WHO and several other United Nations agencies that member states close compulsory drug detention and rehab centers. Wu argues that such centers should be one part of a harm reduction strategy aimed at curing opioid dependence and getting addicts back into society.

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Title: Virginia prisons tapped to learn more about opioid addiction treatment | News | richmond.com

URL: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia-prisons-tapped-to-learn-more-about-opioid-addiction-treatment/article_879a860f-60ed-5744-ad72-21a4bd37fe8c.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Virginia Prisons Tapped to Learn About Opioid Addiction Treatment," by Frank Green published on the Richmond Times-Dispatch web site on May 1, 2017. The article examines the National Governors Association's (NGA) study to improve access to treatment for opioid-addicted prisoners and arrestees.

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Title: VA Report: Vets In Private Care Are At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction

URL: http://taskandpurpose.com/veterans-affairs-choice-opioid-prescriptions/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "VA Report: Vets in Private Care Are At Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction," published on the Task & Purpose web site. The article discusses the July 2017 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General report that discovered that veterans treated for pain in non-VA settings are at an especially high risk for opioid addiction. Task & Purpose was launched in 2014 to provide an unfiltered perspective on military and veterans issues post 9/11.

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Title: Ultimate Harm Reduction Guide to Drug Mixing - Drug Rehab Options

URL: https://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/the-ultimate-harm-reduction-guide-to-drug-mixing/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article, posted on Rehab.com's Pro Talk Web site March 4, 2015 entitled, "Ultimate Harm Reduction Guide to Drug Mixing" looks at the ways to minimize harm to yourself when mixing drugs including having a friend on standby with Narcan (naloxone), starting with small doses, and knowing your own tolerance. Includes a link to a reference chart on safe and dangerous drug combinations.

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Title: Twitter Holds Conversation on Opioids with Surgeon General, Members of Congress – Policy & Medicine

URL: https://www.policymed.com/2018/06/twitter-holds-conversation-on-opioids-with-surgeon-general-members-of-congress.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Twitter Holds Conversation on Opioids with Surgeon General, Members of Congress," by Thomas Sullivan, a former political consultant and founder of Rockpoint, Inc. - the parent company of Policy & Medicine - published on the Policy & Medicine's web site on June 7, 2018. The article describes the live conversation on Twitter focused on the opioid epidemic that was sponsored by Twitter DC and the Republican Main Street Partnership on May 22, 2018. The article summarizes panel members' statements and recommendations.

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Title: Trumps Signs a 'Landmark' Law to Fight Opioid Addiction - The Atlantic

URL: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/trumps-signs-landmark-law-fight-opioid-addiction/573850/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Trump's 'Big Dent' in the Opioid Crisis," by Lola Fadulu published on The Atlantic web site on October 25, 2018. The article discusses the bipartisan legislation signed into law on October 24 that is aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic, focusing on drug policy and Democratic party members' critiques.

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Title: Trump signs opioids law at White House event | CNN Politics

URL: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/24/politics/donald-trump-opioid-crisis-one-year-later-event/index.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Trump signs opioids law at White House event," by Maegan Vazquez published on the CNN web site on October 24, 2018. The article includes a video of President Donald Trump's remarks at the bill signing event and describes the circumstances leading to the law.

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Title: Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency - The New York Times

URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/us/politics/opioid-trump-emergency.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency," by Michael D. Shear and Abby Goodnough published on the New York Times web site on August 10, 2017.

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Title: The “Right” and “Wrong” Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context

URL: http://hipporeads.com/the-right-and-wrong-kind-of-addict-iatrogenic-opioid-addiction-in-historical-context/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Add Article titled, "The 'Right' and 'Wrong' Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context," by Jonathan Jones published on the Hipporeads web site. The article explores the sociohistorical context for the concept of addiction as either legitimate or illegitimate based on the route by which a person has become addicted.

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Title: The opioid epidemic is not an official emergency - CNN

URL: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/health/opioids-not-a-national-emergency/index.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "The Opioid Epidemic is Not an Official Emergency" by Nadia Kounang, published on CNN's web site on August 24, 2017.

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Title: The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations

URL: http://wapo.st/2vlsDk2?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.77944f92d81b

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations," by Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. published on the Washington Post web site on April 17, 2018. The article covers the increase in organ donations as a result of the uptick in opioid-related deaths.

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Title: The Worst Drug Epidemic in U.S. History

URL: http://www.globaldrugpolicy.org/Issues/Vol%2011%20Issue%201/Commentary/The%20Worst%20Drug%20Epidemic%20in%20US%20History.pdf

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Report titled, "The Worst Drug Epidemic in US History," by Pennsylvania State Representative Matt Baker published in the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice. The report looks at the history of the opioid epidemic in general, the number of deaths in Pennsylvania, and the steps the state is taking to combat the issue.

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Title: The Senate’s Opioid Crisis Response Act, explained - Vox

URL: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/12/17847358/senate-opioid-crisis-response-act/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Congress is on the verge of a bipartisan opioid package. But experts have big concerns," by German Lopez published on the Vox web site on September 12, 2018. The article covers experts' and activists' concerns that the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 does not go far enough to address the crisis.

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Title: The EMT Who Sees the Opioid Crisis Firsthand

URL: http://nymag.com/thejob/2017/04/the-emt-who-sees-the-opioid-crisis-firsthand.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "The EMT Who Sees the Opioid Crisis Firsthand" published in the Job section of New York Magazine. The article profiles Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Michelle Redeye, who volunteers as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief on the Seneca Nation reservation in the Cattaraugus territory near Gowanda, New York. Here Redeye describes the heroin epidemic in her community, how EMS has responded, and the personal impact it has had on her.

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Title: Sweating, Shaking Pharmaceutical CEO Says He Can Stop Profiting Off Opioid Epidemic Anytime He Wants

URL: http://www.theonion.com/sweating-shaking-pharmaceutical-ceo-says-he-can-stop-p-1819579775/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Satirical article titled, "Sweating, Shaking Pharmaceutical CEO Says He Can Stop Profiting Off Opioid Epidemic Anytime He Wants," published on The Onion web site on April 5, 2017. The article reports that the CEO Paul Corrier of the pharmaceutical company Arcelis said he can quit making making money on distributing opioids "any time he wants" while shaking and sweating from his "withdrawal" from making money.

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Title: Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Sends Letter to All Doctors on Opioids | Time

URL: http://time.com/4468400/surgeon-general-letter-opioid-addiction/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article posted on the Time Magazine Web site August 26, 2016 talks about U.S. Surgeon General Murthy writing to every doctor in the country about the current opioid epidemic to be better educated about the addictiveness of painkillers, and to come together to work for a solution.

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Title: Substance Use Disorders in People With Physical and Sensory Disabilities

URL: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA11-4648/SMA11-4648.pdf

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Substance Use Disorders in People With Physical and Sensory Disabilities," published in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) periodical "In Brief" in August of 2011. The article is aimed at helping people who work with physical and sensory deprivation to better understand substance abuse disorders and help their clients find assistance centers.

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Title: Special Series: 'Alternatives' - N.H. Gets Creative to Curb Ongoing Opioid Crisis | New Hampshire Public Radio

URL: http://nhpr.org/post/special-series-alternatives-nh-gets-creative-curb-ongoing-opioid-crisis/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: A special series titled, "'Alternatives' - N.H. Gets Creative to Curb Ongoing Opioid Crisis" by Paige Sutherland published on the New Hampshire Public Radio's web site on September 20, 2017. The series focuses on the creative methods New Hampshire is using to combat their opioid epidemic, including acupuncture, involuntary commitment, and needle exchanges.

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Title: Single Sign On - American College of Physicians

URL: http://acphospitalist.org/archives/2014/02/coverstory.htm

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Dealing with Drug Seeking Behavior," by Stacey Butterfield published in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalist publication in February 2014. The article discusses the difficulty of recognizing and treating pain, especially when physicians factor in the complication of opioid misuse and addiction.

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Title: Signing Opioid Law, Trump Pledges To End 'Scourge' Of Drug Addiction : NPR

URL: https://www.npr.org/2018/10/24/660205718/signing-opioid-law-trump-pledges-to-end-scourge-of-drug-addiction/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Signing Opioid Law, Trump Pledges to End 'Scourge' of Drug Addiction," by Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Horsley published on the National Public Radio (NPR) web site on October 24, 2018. The article discusses the bipartisan legislation signed into law on October 24 that is aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic.

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Title: Roseanne Is Mad At 'The Conners' For All The Wrong Reasons | KQED

URL: https://www.kqed.org/pop/106576/roseanne-is-mad-at-the-conners-for-all-the-wrong-reasons/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Roseanne Is Mad At 'The Conners' For All The Wrong Reasons," by Alexandra Rae published on the KQED web site on October 22, 2018. The article discusses Roseanne Barr's reactions to her character's cause of death, an opioid overdose, on the television series, "The Conners." The article also argues that the show, which features a economically insecure white middle class family living in the Midwest, is a perfect platform to explore the nation's opioid epidemic in a way that is relatable to the majority of impacted Americans.

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Title: Richard Sackler may profit (again) from an opioid crisis he helped cause - Vox

URL: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/9/7/17831710/richard-sackler-opioid-epidemic-buprenorphine/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "His family helped cause the opioid crisis. Now he might profit from addiction treatment," by German Lopez published on Vox's web site on September 7, 2018. The article reports that Richard Sackler, the former president of Purdue Pharma, has invested in a patent for a new formulation of buprenorphine, a medication that treats opioid addiction. Sackler thereby stands to benefit financially from the addiction crisis that his family's company helped create through the marketing and distributing of the addictive opioid prescription drug, OxyContin.

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Title: Responding to the opioid crisis: An overview of strategies and resources for law enforcement

URL: http://www.policeone.com/police-products/Narcotics-Identification/articles/420507006-Responding-to-the-opioid-crisis-An-overview-of-strategies-and-resources-for-law-enforcement/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Page on the PoliceOne.com web site that offers visitors a free download of the guide, " Responding to the Opioid Crisis: An Overview of Strategies and Resources for Law Enforcement." PoliceOne.com is an online clearinghouse for police across the country to learn and share information.

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Title: Public Safety Aspects of the Heroin Abuse Epidemic | The Pew Charitable Trusts

URL: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/issue-briefs/2015/07/public-safety-aspects-of-the-heroin-abuse-epidemic/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Briefing from the Pew Charitable Trusts titled, "Public Safety Aspects of the Heroin Abuse Epidemic," posted on their web site July 1, 2015. The briefing looks at the available research and reports that a combination of strategies including expanding access to naloxone and the improvement and availability of treatment is most likely to curb heroin abuse.

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Title: President Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis | The Pew Charitable Trusts

URL: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/10/24/president-trump-signs-bipartisan-bill-to-fight-opioid-crisis/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "President Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis: Legislation expands access to treatment on multiple fronts," by Allan Coukell published on the Pew Trusts web site on October 24, 2018. The article provides an overview of the bipartisan bill, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, signed into law on October 24, 2018.

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Title: People with autism aren’t protected from opioid addiction.

URL: http://slate.com/technology/2018/04/people-with-autism-arent-protected-from-opioid-addiction.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "People with Autism Aren't Protected From Opioid Addiction. They Might Be at Higher Risk," by Elizabeth Kunreuther published on Slate's web site on April 19, 2018. The article discusses the link between populations with autism and opioid use.

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Title: Penn State projects take on the opioid epidemic | Penn State University

URL: http://news.psu.edu/story/493940/2017/11/13/research/penn-state-projects-take-opioid-epidemic/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Penn State Projects Take On The Opioid Epidemic" published on the Penn State University web site on November 13, 2017. The article discusses two new projects by Penn State researchers, law enforcement, and the community to raise awareness of opioid addiction and to identify and disrupt the opioid distribution network in Pennsylvania.

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Title: Paterson hospital's opioid program goes national - nj.com

URL: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/paterson_hospital_opioid_program_goes_national_in_house-pas.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Add Article titled, "Paterson hospital's opioid program goes national," by Jonathan D. Salant published on the news web site NJ.com on June 12, 2018. The article describes a program developed in a New Jersey hospital that avoids using opioids to treat pain. The program has inspired legislation co-sponsored by Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-9th District) that passed through the House of Representatives on June 12, 2018.

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Title: OxyContin: Purdue Pharma's painful medicine | Fortune

URL: http://fortune.com/2011/11/09/oxycontin-purdue-pharmas-painful-medicine/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "OxyContin: Purdue Pharma's Painful Medicine," published on Fortune Magazine's web site on November 9, 2011. The article looks at the complicated history and legacy of the opioid OxyContin and its creator, Purdue Pharma.

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Title: OxyContin Maker Criticized For New ‘It Gets You High’ Campaign

URL: http://www.theonion.com/oxycontin-maker-criticized-for-new-it-gets-you-high-c-1819580059/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Satirical article titled, "OxyContin Maker Criticized for New 'It Gets You High' Campaign," published on The Onion web site on July 10, 2017. The article describes a Purdue Pharma ad campaign for that highlights the addictive qualities of Oxycontin.

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Title: Oregon Medicaid program could cut off chronic pain patients from opioids - STAT

URL: http://www.statnews.com/2018/08/15/oregon-medicaid-tapering-opioids/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=5131375a3f-MR_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-5131375a3f-150776793

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Tapered to zero: In radical move, Oregon's Medicaid program weighs cutting off chronic pain patients from opioids," by Lev Facher published on the STAT News web site on August 15, 2018. Article discusses Oregon's dilemma over cutting off the flow of opioids, even for chronic pain patients.

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Title: Opioids Have Sparked An HIV Outbreak In Massachusetts | HuffPost Health

URL: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/massachusetts-fentanyl-opioids-hiv_us_5b6470bfe4b0b15abaa2958c

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioids Have Sparked an HIV Outbreak In Massachusetts" by Erin Schumaker published on the Huffpost web site on August 6, 2018. The article describes a spike in HIV cases linked to intravenous drug use as fentanyl becomes more prevalent.

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Title: Opioid-addicted zebrafish attempt to get a hit 2,000 times in 50 minutes, study says - The Washington Post

URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/01/opioid-addicted-zebrafish-attempt-to-get-a-hit-2000-times-in-50-minutes-study-says/?utm_term=.b11e3932140d

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid-addicted zebrafish attempt to get a hit 2,000 times in 50 minutes, study says" by Travis M. Andrews was published on the Washington Post web site on September 1, 2017. The article describes a study run by researchers at the University of Utah published in the journal of Behavioral Brain Research that looked at opioid addicted zebrafish with the hope of learning something that will be useful in treating opioid addicted humans.

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Title: Opioid stigma is keeping cancer patients from proper pain control

URL: http://www.statnews.com/2018/07/06/cancer-patients-pain-opioid-stigma/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=e4e8f94e07-Daily_Recap&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-e4e8f94e07-150776793

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid stigma is keeping many cancer patients from getting the pain control they need," by Sara Ray and Kathleen Hoffman published on STAT News web site on July 6, 2018. Article explores the impact of the opioid epidemic on the ability of cancer patients to get the treatment they need.

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Title: Opioid prescribing fell after clinicians told their patient had died of overdose - STAT

URL: http://www.statnews.com/2018/08/09/opioid-prescribing-medical-examiner-letters-overdose/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=073053be94-Daily_Recap&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-073053be94-150776793

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Clinicians were told their patients had died of an overdose. Then opioid prescribing dropped," by Andrew Joseph published on STAT News on August 9, 2018. Article discusses the impact of notifying clinicians about their patients' overdose deaths.

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Title: Opioid epidemic changes how police test drugs - The Morning Call

URL: http://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-police-drug-testing-20170725-story.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid Epidemic Changes How Police Test Drugs," by Pamela Lehman published on The Morning Call web site on August 7, 2017. The article warns that police (and other first responders) must exercise greater caution when testing and handling drugs during arrests of opioid users as some of the drugs are so powerful that simple air/touch exposure can lead to overdoses necessitating the application of naloxone.

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Title: Opioid commission to Trump: Declare state of emergency - CNN

URL: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/health/opioid-commission-emergency-declaration/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid Commission Tells Trump to Declare State of Emergency" by Wayne Drash published on the CNN web site on August 1, 2017.

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Title: Opioid Questions Answered : Shots - Health News : NPR

URL: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/09/592305410/questions-and-answers-about-opioids-and-chronic-pain/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Segment titled, "Questions And Answers About Opioids And Chronic Pain," published on the National Public Radio (NPR) web site on March 9, 2018. The segment features questions fielded from Facebook and Twitter about opioids and chronic pain with edited responses from Dr. Ajay Wasan, professor and Vice Chair for Pain Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Title: Opioid Deaths Could Be Underestimated

URL: http://www.theonion.com/opioid-deaths-could-be-underestimated-1819563557/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Satirical article titled, "Opioid Deaths Could be Underestimated," published on The Onion web site on April 25, 2017. The article shares readers' opinions on a CDC report that the number of opioid deaths may be higher than expected since opioids are not listed as the cause of death.

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Title: Opioid Crisis Fuels A Spike In HIV Infections, And Experts Fear There's More To Come | HuffPost Health

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hiv-increase-masschusetts-opioid-needle-sharing_us_5ad4afd4e4b077c89ceb0442/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid Crisis Fuels a Spike in HIV Infections, and Experts Fear There's More to Come," by Erin Schumaker published on the Huffington Post web site on April 18, 2018. The article discusses two Massachusetts cities that are struggling with an outbreak of fentanyl use.

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Title: Opioid 'contracts' humiliate some patients with chronic pain, and may not make them safer | cleveland.com

URL: https://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2018/04/opioid_contracts_humiliate_som.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid 'contracts' humiliate some patients with chronic pain, and may not make them safer," by Brie Zeltner published on the cleveland.com web site on April 25, 2018. The article discusses the efficacy of the practice of contracts meant to deter opioid abuse, which require patients to submit to random urine drug screens, pill counts, etc.

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Title: On the Anniversary of His Death, Inside Harris Wittels’ Final Intimate, Revealing Discussion with Pete Holmes

URL: http://splitsider.com/2016/02/on-the-anniversary-of-his-death-inside-harris-wittels-final-intimate-revealing-discussion-with-pete-holmes/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "On the Anniversary of His Death, Inside Harris Wittels' Final Intimate, Revealing Discussion with Pete Holmes," by Arjune Rama, MD published on the Splitsider web site on February 19, 2016. The article features an interview with Pete Holmes, the host of the podcast, "You Made It Weird," who interviewed sitcom producer and close friend Harris Wittels a few months before Wittels' opioid overdose death in 2014. In that podcast episode, published on The Nerdist web site on November 29, 2014, Wittels spoke frankly about his struggle with addiction. See collection seed: "http://nerdist.com/you-made-it-weird-236-harris-wittels-returns/."

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Title: Montgomery County Community College

URL: http://mc3.edu/component/content/article/133-arts/10016-brush-with-the-law/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Brush with the Law," published on the Montgomery County Community College's web site. The article describes an exhibition curated by the founder and director of Brush with the Law, a non-profit, community-based visual arts program that helps bring awareness to and fosters an understanding of people who experience the effects of drug addiction and the criminal justice system. The exhibit features an installation displaying short messages written by people struggling with drug addiction, specifically heroin, and the family and friends whose lives have been affected by the user.

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Title: Michigan cities sue drug manufacturers, pharmacies over opioid epidemic | MLive.com

URL: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2017/12/michigan_cities_sue_drug_manuf.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Michigan cities sue drug manufacturers, pharmacies over opioid epidemic," published on the MLive Web site on December 19, 2017. The article reports on Michigan cities that are suing drug manufacturers and pharmacies over the opioid epidemic.

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Title: Lower Opioid Overdose Death Rates Associated with State Medical Marijuana Laws

URL: http://media.jamanetwork.com/news-item/lower-opioid-overdose-death-rates-associated-with-state-medical-marijuana-laws/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Press release titled, "Lower Opioid Overdose Death Rates Associated with State Medical Marijuana Laws," published on the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network web site on August 25, 2014. The article, originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, looks at the correlation between the presence of medical marijuana laws and the lower rate of death caused by opioids.

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Title: Longtime Heroin Addict Fights For Recovery : Shots - Health News : NPR

URL: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/03/537683319/that-fentanyl-thats-death-a-story-of-recovery-in-baltimore/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Segment titled, "'That Fentanyl-That's Death': A Story of Recovery in Baltimore," by Audie Cornish and Andrea Hsu published on the National Public Radio (NPR) web site on August 3, 2017. The segment, which originally aired on the NPR program All Things Considered, follows the story of Andrea "Teacup" Towson, a recovering opioid addict living in Baltimore, over a period of three years. Page includes audio.

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Title: Letter: McSally confused on opioid crisis

URL: https://tucson.com/opinion/letters/politics-local/letter-mcsally-confused-on-opioid-crisis/article_1c4e3664-d87e-11e8-88c3-73cb61f1e58b.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Letter: McSally Confused on opioid crisis," by Scott Lukomski published in the opinion section of the Arizona Daily Star web site on October 25, 2018. In the letter, Lukomski criticizes senatorial candidate Martha McSally's conflation of the opioid epidemic with drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

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Title: Legislative efforts to staunch opioid crisis collide with moneyed interests

URL: https://www.statnews.com/2018/06/07/opioid-crisis-legislation-moneyed-interests/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "As opioids legislation gains steam, efforts to address crisis collide with moneyed interests," by Lev Facher posted in the STAT web site's politics section on June 7, 2018. The article discusses the many bi-partisan legislative efforts put forth members of Congress and the opposition they face.

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Title: Kentucky sues Walgreens over opioid epidemic - CBS News

URL: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kentucky-sues-walgreens-over-opioid-epidemic/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Kentucky Sues Walgreens over opioid epidemic," by Kate Gibson posted on the CBS News web site. The article reports on a lawsuit filed by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear that alleges that Walgreens, "engaged in unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices by filling huge opioid orders with great frequency, while failing to report suspicious orders to authorities."

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Title: Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her Past Struggles With Opioid Addiction

URL: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/jamie-lee-curtis-opioid-addiction

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her Past Struggles with Opioid Addiction," by Brooke Marine published on the W Magazine web site on October 24, 2018. The article describes the actress' struggle with opioids as discussed during her most recent press tour to promote the latest installment of the movie franchise, "Halloween," and notes how the opioid crisis has been incorporated into contemporary popular culture.

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Title: Jails and prisons: the unmanned front in the battle against opioids

URL: http://www.statnews.com/2018/07/02/opioid-epidemic-jails-prisons-treatment/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Jails and prisons: the unmanned front in the battle against the opioid epidemic," by Brian Barnett published on the STAT News web site on July 2, 2018. Article discusses the incarceration of addicts and the lack of withdrawal treatment in prisons.

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Title: Jacob P. Waletzky Award: Nominate a Colleague for an Award, Prize, or Fellowship

URL: https://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Individual-Prizes-and-Fellowships/Outstanding-Research-and-Career-Awards/Jacob-P-Waletzky-Award/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Page on the Society for Neuroscience's web site dedicated to the Jacob P. Waletzky Award. The page features award criteria and the recipients of the award, which is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. The award is named for Jacob P. Waletzky who died of heroin and cocaine overdose in 2001.

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Title: It Would Really Help Me Out If You Guys Could Just Give Up Your Health Insurance This One Time

URL: http://www.theonion.com/it-would-really-help-me-out-if-you-guys-could-just-give-1819585063/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Satirical article titled, "It Would Really Help Me Out If You Guys Could Just Give Up Your Health Insurance This One Time," published on The Onion web site on September 25, 2017. The article, "written" by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, asks people to give up their health insurance, including opioid treatment, to help him out.

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Title: In Midst of Opioid Crisis, an Addiction Medication Program for Federal Prisons Fizzles

URL: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42096-special-investigation-in-midst-of-opioid-crisis-an-addiction-medication-program-for-federal-prisons-fizzles/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Report titled, "In Midst of Opioid Crisis, an Addiction Medication Program for Federal Prisons Fizzled," by Mike Ludwig published on the Truthout web site on September 28, 2017. The report examines the lack of a Medication-Assistance Treatment (MAT) programs in the federal prison system following a field trial in 2014.

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Title: How to Laugh at an Opioid Crisis - VICE

URL: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/jpmkkg/how-to-laugh-at-an-opioid-crisis/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Interview with comedian Mark Hughes, a former addict, who hosted a comedian-driven community event in the Eastside area of Vancouver to bring the story of opioid addiction to the general public. In the interview, published on VICE's web site on December 18, 2016, Hughes talks about his personal struggle with addiction and the positive effect of his show.

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Title: Heroin Hysteria: Media Misinformation and Responsible Reporting - Drug Rehab Options

URL: https://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/heroin-hysteria-media-misinformation-and-responsible-reporting/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article, posted on Rehab.com's Pro Talk Web site December 10, 2015 entitled, "Heroin Hysteria: Media Misinformation and Responsible Reporting," examines misconceptions about heroin in the media and its role in current opioid epidemic. It recommends what the media should publish to save people from heroin poisoning.

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Title: Heroin Addiction Among Middle-Class Women - The Unique Ways the Opioid Epidemic Affects Females | Marie Claire

URL: http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a19685213/heroin-addicts-female-opioid-epidemic/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms" by Hayley Krischer published on the Marie Claire web site on August 20, 2018. The article focuses on how the opioid epidemic impacts people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, including those that one would least expect to be afflicted by addiction.

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Title: For all their risks, opioids had no pain-relieving advantage in a yearlong clinical trial - Los Angeles Times

URL: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-opioid-painkillers-no-better-20180306-story.html/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "For all their risks, opioids had no pain-relieving advantage in a yearlong clinical trial" published on the Los Angeles Times web site on March 6, 2018. The article discusses the first randomized clinical trial to make a head-to-head comparison between opioids and other kinds of pain medications. The trial known as Strategies for Prescribing Analgesics Comparative Effectiveness (SPACE) enrolled patients treated by the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs health care system in a year-long study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Title: Fentanyl Killed My Sister. Here's What I'd Say to Her Dealer | Time

URL: http://time.com/5281371/dear-dealer-sister-fentanyl-overdose/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Personal essay titled, "What I'd Say to the Drug Dealer Who Gave My Sister a Fatal Dose of Heroin," by Nadia Bowers published on TIME's web site on May 19, 2018. The essay is written as a letter addressed to Bowers' sister's drug dealer, who provided a fatal dose of heroin mixed with fentanyl.

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Title: Facing deaths of despair from the depths of despair in West Virginia

URL: http://www.statnews.com/2018/07/12/despair-deaths-opioid-crisis-west-virginia/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=111a79ce58-Daily_Recap&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-111a79ce58-150776793

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Facing deaths of despair from the depths of despair in West Virginia," by Clay Marsh published on the STAT News web site on July 12, 2018. Article discusses the sociological context for the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, linking overdose deaths to feelings of despair that are rooted in chronic social stress.

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Title: FDA's opioids adviser accuses agency of having 'direct' link to crisis | Opioids crisis | The Guardian

URL: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/24/fda-opioids-big-pharma-prescriptions/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "FDA's opioids adviser accuses agency of having 'direct' link to crisis," by Chris McGreal published on The Guardian web site on January 24, 2019. The article relays remarks made by Dr. Raeford Brown, the chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opioid advisory committee, accusing FDA officials of putting the interests of the pharmaceutical industry ahead of public health.

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Title: Expert: Opioids Are 'The Defining Epidemic Of The 21st Century' | HuffPost Health

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opioid-epidemic-robert-dupont_us_5b16dda6e4b099fa52f3eda2/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Expert: Opioids Are 'The Defining Epidemic of the 21st Century," by Roger Parloff published on the Huffington Post web site on June 6, 2018. The article presents expert Psychiatrist Robert L. DuPont's reflections on the epidemic.

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Title: Europe's silent opioid epidemic

URL: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-europe-silent-opioid-epidemic.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Europe's Silent Opioid Epidemic," published on April 5, 2018. The article, which originally appeared in the magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, describes how researchers are trying to understand the effect of the opioid epidemic in Europe, where opioids are more tightly regulated but codeine abuse is rising.

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Title: Ethics & Religion Talk: What is your view on needle exchanges? | MLive.com

URL: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/03/ethics_religion_talk_what_is_y.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Ethics & Religion Talk: What is your view on needle exchanges?" by Melody Wilson published in the Grand Rapids Press Opinion section on March 21, 2017. The article features interviews with various local religious leaders what their faith tradition says about needle exchanges.

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Title: Ending the Opioid Epidemic — A Call to Action | NEJM

URL: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1612578

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Ending the Opioid Epidemic - A Call to Action," published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 9, 2016. The article, written by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, talks about the letter and pocket card he mailed in August of 2016 to millions of doctors across the country to address the opioid epidemic.

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Title: Don't Blame Addicts for the Painkiller Overdose Epidemic - Drug Rehab Options

URL: https://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/dont-blame-addicts-for-the-painkiller-overdose-epidemic/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article, posted on Rehab.com's Pro Talk Web site April 10, 2015 entitled, "Don't Blame Addicts for the Painkiller Overdose Epidemic" examines the misconception of opioid overdose deaths and that the vast majority of such "overdoses" are not from addicts, but people mixing their prescribed opioids with other drugs.

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Title: Doctor's Duty to Ease Pain At Issue in Calif. Lawsuit - The Washington Post

URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2001/05/07/doctors-duty-to-ease-pain-at-issue-in-calif-lawsuit/c5cce996-344e-40d3-b656-c5da7338e050/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Doctor's Duty to Ease Pain At Issue in California Lawsuit" by Susan Okiewas published on the Washington Post web site on May 7, 2001. The article gives the background on one of the first lawsuits against a physician for the undertreatment of pain. The case, originating in California, involves a patient's family suing a doctor (following the patient's death) claiming that the prescribed drugs were not powerful enough to reduce the patient's pain and reflected the growing influence of patients and advocacy groups to demand better pain management.

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Title: Doctor Found Liable in Suit Over Pain - latimes

URL: http://articles.latimes.com/2001/jun/15/news/mn-10726/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Doctor Found Liable in Suit Over Pain," by Maria La Ganga and Terence Monmaney published on the Los Angeles Times web site on June 15, 2001. The article reports on an Alameda County jury that found a doctor liable for elder abuse for not prescribing enough painkillers to relieve the suffering of a dying man.The story suggests this could be a wake-up call to physicians nationwide who undertreat pain, which the author considers to be a major health problem.

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Title: Death After Treatment for Heroin Dependence - Drug Rehab Options

URL: https://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/death-after-treatment-for-heroin-dependence/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article, posted on Rehab.com's Pro Talk Web site May 14, 2015 entitled, "Death After Treatment for Heroin Dependence" looks at the high risk of drug poisoning for patients in rehab who participate in 28-day abstinence-based programs as opposed to long term maintenance treatments and that all treatment centers should be versed in overdose training and Narcan (naloxone) application.

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Title: Data-Sharing Website May Speed Response to New Illegal Drugs

URL: http://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2018/07/data-sharing-website-may-speed-response-new-illegal-drugs?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=17e198b70f-MR_COPY_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-17e198b70f-150776793

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Data-Sharing Web site May Speed Response to New Illegal Drugs," published on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) web site on July 5, 2018. The article describes the agency's efforts to help identify fentanyl, which comes in many forms with slightly different chemical structures, through a Web site for sharing data on these drugs' chemical signatures.

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Title: Convenience Store Installs Anti-Drug Lights To Deter Heroin Use In Bathrooms

URL: http://www.ibtimes.com/convenience-store-installs-anti-drug-lights-deter-heroin-use-bathrooms-2624937

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Convenience Store Installs Anti-Drug Lights to Deter Heroin Use in Bathrooms," published on the International Business Times web site on December 6, 2017. The article details the decision made by a convenience store in Altoona, Pennsylvania to install blue-tinted lights in their public bathrooms to discourage customers from shooting heroin there.

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Title: Child Watch Column: Children and the Opioid Crisis

URL: http://www.childrensdefense.org/newsroom/child-watch-columns/child-watch-documents/ChildrenandtheOpioidCrisis.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Children and the Opioid Crisis" by Children's Defense Fund president, Marian Wright Edelman published in Edelman's weekly column titled, "Child Watch" on the Children's Defense Fund web site on October 27, 2017. The column addresses the opioid epidemic's impact on children.

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Title: Can opioid recovery activists start a movement?

URL: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/10/can_opioid_recovery_activists_start_a_movement.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Where are the Opioid Recovery Activists?" by Zachary Siegel published on the Slate web site on October 29, 2017.

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Title: CVS Limiting Opioid Prescriptions To Seven Days

URL: http://www.theonion.com/cvs-limiting-opioid-prescriptions-to-seven-days-1819563765/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Satirical article titled, "CVS Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Seven Days," published on The Onion web site on October 3, 2017. The article reports readers' opinions on this new policy.

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Title: Assessment of the Trends in Medical Use and Misuse of Opioid Analgesics from 2004 to 2011

URL: http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/current/pdf?article=MjA2Mg%3D%3D&journal=81

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Assessment of the Trends in Medical Use and Misuse of Opioid Analgesics from 2004 to 2011," published in the Health Policy Research section of the journal, Pain Physician in 2014. The authors describe the results of the study they designed to determine the proportion of drug abuse related to opioid analgesics and the various trends in the medical use and abuse of 8 opioid analgesics commonly used to treat pain: buprenorphine, codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, and oxycodone.

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Title: Anesthesiologist wins disability benefits for opioid addiction | Business Insurance

URL: http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20130118/NEWS08/130119810/Anesthesiologist-wins-disability-benefits-for-opioid-addiction/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Anesthesiologist wins disability benefits for opioid addiction," published on the Business Insurance web site on January 18, 2003. The article discusses the court ruling that an anesthesiologist must be provided long-term disability insurance to deal with an addiction to an opioid commonly used in her practice.

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Title: America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot - Vox

URL: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/28/15881246/drug-overdose-deaths-world/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article posted on the VOX.com web site on June 28, 2017 on the conclusions of a recent U.N. report stating that the United States bears the brunt of the world's opioid abuse problem due in part to where most of the opioids were marketed and who can afford them.

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Title: Advocates tout success of program in battle against opioid epidemic | WXXI News

URL: http://wxxinews.org/post/advocates-tout-success-program-battle-against-opioid-epidemic/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Advocates tout success of program in battle against opioid epidemic," by Beth Adams was published on Rochester, New York's public radio station, WXXI's web site on October 18, 2017. The piece focuses on the grassroots organization, Gates to Recovery based in Gates, New York, that works to help people into treatment for addiction.

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Title: AI Scans Twitter for Signs of Opioid Abuse - Scientific American

URL: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ai-scans-twitter-for-signs-of-opioid-abuse/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "AI Scans Twitter for Signs of Opioid Abuse," published on Scientific American's web site on October 30, 2017. The article looks at analyzing Twitter accounts for code words that might imply opioid use (and abuse) and using this information to possibly target public health campaigns in areas where the accounts originate.

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Title: A new paper suggesting Narcan might have downsides is presenting an immoral case.

URL: http://slate.com/technology/2018/03/a-new-paper-suggesting-narcan-might-have-downsides-is-presenting-an-immoral-case.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Are We Reviving Too Many Opioid Overdoses? Is This Really a Question?" published on the Slate web site on March 8, 2018. The article discusses a paper that suggests the overdose-reversing drug naloxone presents a "moral hazard" and posits that its argument is based on an immoral premise.

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Title: A New Arizona Law Limits A Doctor's Freedom To Prescribe Painkillers : Shots - Health News : NPR

URL: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/08/622729300/patients-with-chronic-pain-feel-caught-in-an-opioid-prescribing-debate/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Segment titled, "Patients with Chronic Pain Feel Caught in an Opioid Prescribing Debate," by Will Stone published on the National Public Radio (NPR) web site on July 8, 2018. The segment, which originally aired on the NPR program All Things Considered, discusses the impact of the response to the opioid epidemic, i.e. curbing access to prescription opioids, on chronic pain patients.

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Title: A Drug Cop. A Daughter On Opioids. One Family's Story Of Addiction. | WAMU

URL: http://wamu.org/story/17/10/10/drug-cop-daughter-opioids-one-familys-story-addiction/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article (and accompanying audio segment on WAMU 88.5 (Washington, DC) on a Hagerstown narcotics cop dealing with the opioid addiction and subsequent overdose by his own daughter. The story, "A Drug Cop. A Daughter on Opioids. One Family's Story of Addiction" was posted on WAMU's web site October 10, 2017.

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URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/upshot/opioids-overdose-deaths-rising-fentanyl.html

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017" by Margot Sanger-Katz published on the New York Times web site on August 15, 2018. The article provides an overview of the state of overdose deaths in the United States for the year 2017.

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URL: https://www.thefix.com/opioid-crisis-forefront-midterms-approach/

Collection: Opioid Epidemic web archive

Description: Article titled, "Opioid Crisis At Forefront As Midterms Approach," by Beth Leipholtz published on The Fix web site on October 1, 2018. The article discusses the opioid epidemic as a potentially impactful midterm election talking point for politicians.

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