Opioid News Highlights: Week of June 3, 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 30 – June 8.

House set to vote on more than 20 bills to combat opioid addiction. CNN. June 8, 2018.

White House launches opioid education campaign that targets young people using shock value. USA Today. June 7, 2018.

Opioid use may affect treatment for alcohol dependence. Science Daily. June 6, 2018.

Opioids are now responsible for 1 in 5 deaths among young adults.Time. June 2, 2018.

‘Angels in America’ again: It’s time to humanize addiction. Stat News. June 1, 2018.

Another shocking opioid statistic. The Atlantic. June 1, 2018.

California funds fentanyl test trips. U.S. News & World Report. June 1, 2018.

Cigna wants patients to start asking questions about opioids. Medical Marketing & Media Online. June 1, 2018.

Feds seize thousands of fentanyl pills in Indian country. U.S. News & World Report. May 31, 2018.

FDA officials warn about the ‘next wave’ of drug abuse: opioid substitutes. Stat News. May 30, 2018.

Inside the “aggressive” marketing of Oxycontin: revisit Purdue Pharma’s role in the pharma crisis. PBS Frontline. May 30, 2018.

RI health officials report spike in non-fatal drug overdoses. Rhode Island Public Radio. May 30, 2018.

SAMHSA announces $196 million funding opportunity for opioid treatment grants to hardest-hit states and tribes. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. May 30, 2018.

U.S. struggles to stop smuggling of mail-order opioids. New York Times. May 30, 2018.