Opioid News Highlights: Week of May 7, 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 April 23 – May 5.

Drug epidemic ensnares 25-year-old pill for nerve pain. ABC News. May 4, 2018.

The Pain Hustlers. The New York Times. May 2, 2018.

The hard-to-trace ingredient behind skyrocketing cocaine deaths. The Atlantic. May 2, 2018.

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids contributed to more overdose deaths in 2016 than prescription painkillers. Stat News. May 1, 2018.

States scrambling to get life-saving drug into the hands of more opioid addicts. The Washington Times. May 1, 2018.

Justice Dept. charges 10 more in Chinese fentanyl ring. United Press International (UPI). April 27, 2018.

Committees tackle politically powerful issue of opioids legislation. Roll Call. April 25, 2018.

Senators want to cut foreign shipments of illicit opioids. The Washington Examiner. April 25, 2018.

This engineered painkiller works like an opioid but isn’t addictive in animal tests. The Los Angeles Times. April 24, 2018.