Opioid News Highlights: Week of May 27, 2018

CSIP Opioid Awareness News

The following articles about the ongoing crisis of opioid and prescription drug abuse appeared in major newspapers, periodicals and online sources between May 24 – May 29.

Is the US opioid crisis contagious and could Australia be next? The Guardian. May 29, 2018.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine makes opioids a priority. Lancaster Online. May 27, 2018.

Spread of fentanyl is sparking police overdoses in cities across America. The Daily Caller. May 27, 2018.

Public perception is tough to overcome in battle against opioid addiction. Modern Healthcare. May 26, 2018.

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people. CNN. May 25, 2018.

Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows. Washington Post. May 25, 2018.

Sewage is helping cities flush out the opioid crisis. Scientific American. May 25, 2018.

St. Paul’s opens overdose prevention site in tent outside hospital. Vancouver Sun. May 25, 2018.

Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows. Washington Post. May 25, 2018.

U.S. Rep Keith Rothfus co-introduces legislation to expand naloxone. The Times. May 25, 2018.

Deadly delivery: opioids by mail. NPR. May 24, 2018.

Postal service struggles to catch fentanyl delivered by mail. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. May 24, 2018.