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"ARE PAIN DOCTORS WRONGLY TAKING THE BLAME FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS?"
THE CRIME REPORT
"THE OVERDOSE CRISIS IS SO BAD THAT SOME EXPERTS WANT TO PRESCRIBE HEROIN TO TREAT ADDICTION"
"CHINA HAS PROMISED TO CRACK DOWN ON FENTANYL. HERE'S WHAT THIS COULD MEAN FOR OVERDOSE DEATHS IN THE U.S."
"CONSIGN THE DRUG WAR TO HISTORY: WE CANNOT PROSECUTE OUR WAY OUT OF THE OPIOID CRISIS"
NY DAILY NEWS
"U.S. ATTORNEY INVESTIGATING MASS. PRISON OFFICIALS' TREATMENT OF INMATES WITH ADDICTIONS"
SAHMSA NPRM "Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records"
This measure would allow protected SUD treatment data to be merged with state PDMPs at the expense of abandoning patient privacy in the midst of continued stigmatization of SUD treatment and active law enforcement surveillance of PDMPs.
LAW360, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
"There is a real risk here that a lot of this is about political posturing and not actually redressing the harms, and that’s what I worry about.”
COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
“You’re basing a public policy discussion around what someone said. That’s not what we’re here for.”
VOX, FEBRUARY 19, 2019
"We talk about this huge investment of $100 billion, and that being pie in the sky, but just the budget increase for defense spending last year was $70 billion [...] People are dropping dead by the thousands [in the opioid epidemic], and we are teetering around the edges. So it’s very frustrating.”
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
"In Philadelphia’s men’s prisons, a just-launched Suboxone program has been paused because the prisons’ doctors already have hit their prescribing caps.”
ROLLING STONE, FEBRUARY 7, 2019
"This isn’t black and white. Bottom line is that the federal government is CHOOSING to enter into this battle, just as it’s paying lip service to public health.”