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MEDIA
"THE FEDERAL AGENCY THAT FUELS THE OPIOID CRISIS"
LEO BELETSKY & JEREMIAH GOULKA
NY TIMES, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

"YOU'RE NOT A DRUG DEALER? HERE'S WHY THE POLICE MIGHT DISAGREE"

NY TIMES, MAY 25, 2018

"MEASURING THE TOLL OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS TOUGHER THAN IT SEEMS"

PROPUBLICA, MARCH 13, 2018

"TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO SEEK STIFFER PENALTIES AGAINST DRUG DEALERS, REDUCE OPIOID PRESCRIBING"

WASHINGTON POST, MARCH 18, 2018

"U.S. ATTORNEY INVESTIGATING MASS. PRISON OFFICIALS' TREATMENT OF INMATES WITH ADDICTIONS"

WBUR, MARCH 29, 2018

"OPIOID ADDICTION AND DEATH MAIL-ORDERED TO YOUR DOOR"

BBC NEWS, FEBRUARY 22, 2018

"CHARGING 'DEALERS' WITH HOMICIDE: EXPLAINED"

THE APPEAL, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

"IS THE U.S KNEE-DEEP IN 'EPIDEMIC' OR IS THAT JUST WISHFUL THINKING?

ZACHARY SIEGEL

NY TIMES, AUGUST 14, 2018

"US INVESTIGATING TREATMENT OF ADDICTED PRISONERS IN MA"

BOSTON GLOBE, MARCH 29, 2018

"THE OVERDOSE CRISIS IS SO BAD THAT SOME EXPERTS WANT TO PRESCRIBE HEROIN TO TREAT ADDICTION

BUZZFEED NEWS, DECEMBER 6, 2018

"DRUG USERS ON PROBATION CAN BE REQUIRED TO REMAIN DRUG-FREE, COURT RULES"

CNN JULY 16, 2018

"METH HOSPITALIZATIONS SOAR 245% BUT IT'S HIDDEN BY THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC"

DAILY MAIL, NOVEMBER 28, 2018

"THE STOP ACT WON'T STOP DRUG USE OR TREAT ADDICTION: HERE ARE FIVE INTERVENTIONS THAT WILL"

FORBES, OCTOBER 25, 2018

"HARPER'S INDEX DECEMBER 2018"

HARPER'S MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER 29, 2018

"QUESTIONS SWIRL ON THE UTILITY OF CURRENT PDMP ROLE IN OPIOID CRISIS"

HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT, OCTOBER 26, 2018

"TRUMP'S LATEST IDEAS TO COMBAT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC ARE ALSO HIS DUMBEST"

HUFFPOST, MARCH 20, 2018

"SURGEON GENERAL WANTS NALOXONE WIDELY ON HAND. IS THIS FEASIBLE?"

NBC NEWS, APRIL 18, 2018

"TRUMP STILL WANTS DRUG DEALERS EXECUTED—BUT WON'T PUSH TO CHANGE DEATH PENALTY LAWS"

NEWSWEEK, MARCH 19, 2018

"JUDGES CAN REQUIRE DRUG USERS ON PROBATION TO REMAIN DRUG-FREE, COURT RULES"

NPR, JULY 16, 2018

"CONSIGN THE DRUG WAR TO HISTORY: WE CANNOT PROSECUTE OUR WAY OUT OF THE OPIOID CRISIS"

NY DAILY NEWS, JULY 18, 2018

PAST EVENTS
"Death by Distribution"
This bill allows people who distribute a drug that results in an overdose death to be charged with murder, even when the death is an accident and regardless of the relationship between victim and the accused.
North Carolina, March 26, 2019
HB 460
North Carolina, March 26, 2019
"Fair Chance Hiring"
This bill would help people with arrest or conviction history find work by delaying criminal background checks until later in the hiring process, allowing them a chance to demonstrate skills, qualification and rehabilitation before their criminal history is considered.