Opioid News Highlights: Week of June 10, 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 June 9 – June 15.

200 a day now dying of overdose. Chris Christie’s New Jersey had nation’s second worst hike in deaths. Opioid Watch. June 15, 2018.

USDA launches interactive map of opioid epidemic resources. NBC Right Now. June 14, 2018.

Inconsistent state policies complicate response to opioid epidemic. Child Trends. June 12, 2018.

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Agents trying to stop deadly opioid fentanyl from entering U.S. in tough battle. Chicago Tribune. June 12, 2018.

Darknet sales of opioids jump after prescription restrictions increase. Newsweek. June 13, 2018.

CMS releases guidance to states on using Medicaid to address opioid crisis. The Hill. June 11, 2018.

Opioid overdoses elevated in Appalachia. U.S. News & World Report. June 11, 2018.

Health plan uses team approach to face opioid addiction. Boston Business Journal. June 11, 2018.

Congress needs a broader approach to address opioid epidemic.The Hill. June 10, 2018.

Doctors, Ohio senator argue about pain pill restrictions. Sandusky Register. June 10, 2018.

Older adults overlooked in opioid abuse epidemic, state official says. Wisconsin State Journal. June 9, 2018.