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August 24th

January 8th

"'SEARCH FOR AND REFUSE ALL DELIVERIES.' AMID TRADE WAR, TRUMP URGES USPS CRACKDOWN ON FENTANYL TRAFFICKING FROM CHINA"

"ROADMAP FOR MAT IN MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY ROOMS A CRITICAL STEP FORWARD -- AND A REMINDER OF HOW FAR WE HAVE TO GO"

"BOSTON, CAMBRIDGE MAYORS WILL TOUR SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES IN CANADA"

"OPIOID ADDICTION IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. THE WAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT ISN'T HELPING."

NEWS @ NORTHEASTERN

January 10th

"NEW 'CHURCH' WANTS TO SAVE LIVES -- BY OFFERING A SAFE PLACE TO SHOOT UP"

HUFFPOST

January 8th

January 1st

2018

"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

BUZZFEED NEWS

"CHINA HAS PROMISED TO CRACK DOWN ON FENTANYL. HERE'S WHAT THIS COULD MEAN FOR OVERDOSE DEATHS IN THE U.S."

TIME

"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"

WBUR

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December 12th

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November 28th

November 2nd

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

HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT

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

FORBES

"THE FEDERAL AGENCY THAT FUELS THE OPIOID CRISIS"
LEO BELETSKY & JEREMIAH GOULKA
NY TIMES

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

ZACHARY SIEGEL

NY TIMES

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

CNN 

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

NPR

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

NY TIMES

"US INVESTIGATING TREATMENT OF ADDICTED PRISONERS IN MA"

BOSTON GLOBE

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

NBC NEWS

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

HUFFPOST

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

NEWSWEEK

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

WASHINGTON POST

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

PROPUBLICA

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

BBC NEWS

"HARPER'S INDEX DECEMBER 2018"

HARPER'S MAGAZINE

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

DAILY MAIL

"CHARGING 'DEALERS' WITH HOMICIDE: EXPLAINED"

THE APPEAL

November 7th

October 10th

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.
ACTION ALERT!
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.
Our Response

"PURDUE BRASS 'MILKED' $4B FROM OPIOID ADDITION: MASS AG"

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.”

"COMMISSION TORN OVER SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES"

COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

 

“You’re basing a public policy discussion around what someone said. That’s not what we’re here for.”

"ELIZABETH WARREN'S AMBITIOUS PLAN TO FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, EXPLAINED"

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.”

"USING OPIOIDS TO TREAT ADDICTION IS CONSIDERED THE GOLD STANDARD. SO WHY AREN'T MORE DOCTORS PRESCRIBING THEM?"

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.”

"JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO BLOCK SAFE-INJECTION SITES"

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.”

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