Opioid News Highlights: Week of July 8

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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 July 7 and July 14.

Privacy laws are hurting the care of patients with addiction. STAT News. July 13, 2018.

Northwest Indiana pain patients say they’re unintentional victims of the opioid epidemic. Northwest Indiana Times. July 13, 2018.

Counterfeit pills growing street drug danger. KGUN 9. July 12, 2018.

Addiction treatment certification nears end of pre-launch phase. LegitScript. July 12, 2018.

Deaths from fentanyl, fentanyl analogs have risen sharply. Medscape. July 12, 2018.

CVS to place opioid disposal containers in its stores. Baltimore Sun. July 12, 2018.

Report: 1.6 billion opioid doses poured into Missouri over 6 years. NPR. July 12, 2018.

Do those real-life addiction stories really keep kids off drugs? Louisville Courier Journal. July 12, 2018.

New synthetic opioids are killing even more people, CDC says. NBC News. July 11, 2018.

Statistics reveal record pace for Narcan use, opioid ambulance runs in Boston. Boston Herald. July 11, 2018.

Bernie Sanders leads effort to prosecute big pharma for opioid addiction. The Hayride. July 11, 2018.

FDA calls for patient access to painkillers amidst opioid epidemic. Patient Engagement HIT. July 10, 2018.

Congressman Neal Dunn seeking answers to plague of opioid addiction. Tallahassee Democrat. July 10, 2018.

The unintentional victims of the opioid epidemic. NBC Chicago 5. July 10, 2018.

Opioid prescriptions tracked by state. Wicked Local – Arlington. July 8, 2018.

Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is. Fox News. July 7, 2018.