Opioid News Highlights: Week of December 3

The following articles about the ongoing crisis of opioid and prescription drug abuse appeared in major newspapers, periodicals and online sources between December 3 and December 6.

China commits to greater regulation of fentanyl at G20 Summit. EverdayHealth. December 6, 2018.

Do supervised drug consumption facilities save lives? Washington Post. December 6, 2018.

Doctors more cautious now when prescribing opioids to kids. Health Day. December 6, 2018.

Is America ready for prescription heroin? NPR. December 6, 2018.

Overzealous use of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline is harming pain patients. Stat News. December 6, 2018.

Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes. Daily Journal. December 6, 2018.

FDA: Medical device innovation can combat the opioid crisis. Health IT Analytics. December 5, 2018.

Why you may be denied life insurance for carrying Naloxone. WBUR. December 5, 2018.

Drug wholesalers drove fentanyl’s deadly rise, report concludes. ScienMag. December 4, 2018.

China’s fentanyl crackdown ‘almost impossible’ despite Trump promise. Bloomberg. December 3, 2018.

Dark web sellers in UK delisting fentanyl to avoid police attention. Tech Times. December 3, 2018.