Opioid News Highlights: Week of May 20, 2018

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The following articles about the ongoing crisis of opioid and prescription drug abuse appeared in major newspapers, periodicals and online sources between May 13 – May 23.

The problem isn’t opioids — it’s how we’re raising our kids. The Hill. May 23, 2018.

How synthetic opioids – new and lethal – are tested and trafficked on the darknet. Opioid Research Institute. May 21, 2018.

Lawyer who forced big tobacco to pay billions takes on opioid makers. Fox WXXV 25. May 21, 2018.

Trump’s opioid strategy ‘missing in action’ as 115 people die every day. Washington Post. May 21, 2018.

Congress is hyperfocused on opioids. Is it focusing enough on addiction? Think Progress. May 18, 2018.

FDA chief: First-ever withdrawal drug could vault more patients into addiction therapy. Fierce Pharma. May 17, 2018.

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than Whites or Blacks. Why? Kaiser Health News. May 17, 2018.

Prescriptions are not to blame for today’s opioid crisis. America Magazine. May 17, 2018.

A dangerous opioid is killing people in California. It’s starting to show up in cocaine and meth. Los Angeles Times. May 15, 2018.

Which states have the biggest drug problems? CBS News. May 14, 2018.