Opioid News Highlights: Week of June 17, 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 June 16 – June 25.

She was just out of rehab. She was excited about the future. Three hours later, she was dead. Philadelphia Inquirer. June 25, 2018.

New CDC Director Targets Opioids, Suicide and Pandemics. Wall Street Journal. June 25, 2018.

Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016. NPR.June 23, 2018.

The “gross under use” of opioid addiction medication. Opioid Watch. June 22, 2018.

Opioids don’t have to be addictive – the new versions will treat pain without triggering pleasure. The Conversation. June 21, 2018.

California expands opioid overdose antidote access. Addiction Now. June 18, 2018.

Cash-strapped schools struggle to help children of opioid epidemic. Politico. June 18, 2018.

Opioids stole more than 500,000 years of life expectancy in this state. MarketWatch. June 18, 2018.

The Health 202: Congress tackles Medicaid rule in effort to dent opioid crisis. Washington Post. June 18, 2018.

Viewpoint: Federal opioid response must address childhood trauma. Becker’s Hospital Review. June 18, 2018.

Empty desks, squabbles, inexperienced staff: Exactly who is coordinating White House drug policy? STAT News. June 18, 2018.

Former NFL fullback teams up with coach Ron McBride to fight opioid epidemic in Utah. KSL. June 17, 2018.

Flurry of bills to fight opioid crisis fall short, Texas lawmaker says. My Statesman. June 16, 2018.