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MEDIA

MEDIA MENTIONS

2019

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MEDIA MENTIONS

2019

"1 IN 4 YOUTHS HAS VAPED. WILL STATE BANS DO ANYTHING?"

NEW YORK TIMES, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

"After a spate of illnesses linked to vaping, states are rushing to push through bans on e-cigarettes for anyone under 21...and in some states, lawmakers are contemplating raising taxes on vaping products as a way to discourage their use. Yet amid the flood of new measures from state leaders as well as mayors, experts said it was uncertain how much immediate or lasting effect the provisions would have on a broad and growing range of concerns about vaping."

"WHAT A PURDUE SETTLEMENT WOULD MEAN FOR FIGHTING THE OPIOID CRISIS"

PBS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

"Given how much money is needed to confront this crisis, this settlement is 'a drop in the bucket.' But whether Purdue Pharma played a key role in orchestrating that crisis is debatable. Many factors led to the nation’s relationship with opioids. The amount Purdue Pharma must pay 'is directly linked to the strength of that causal connection.'"

"A TROUBLED VIRGINIA JAIL LOOKS TO ADD GUARDS, BUT ADVOCATES PUSH FOR DECARCERATION"

THE APPEAL, JUNE 11, 2019

 “Down the line, medium or long term, we need to make sure that people are deflected from entering the system in the first place, and we really need to invest in avoiding these traumatic and counterproductive encounters with the criminal justice system for everybody.”

"#ChangingTheNarrative—A MUCH-NEEDED CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE THE MEDIA COVERAGE OF DRUGS"

FILTER, JUNE 11, 2019

 

"Drug policy has long been a province of alternative facts, long before that concept entered popular lexicon. Many tropes about addiction aren’t just tired and inaccurate, but they cause real harm by perpetuating stigma, shaping harmful policies, and channeling resources to failed approaches. So Changing The Narrative isn’t just about shifting the vocabulary, it’s also about informing societal responses to problematic substance use that are effective and humane.”

"AS WARREN AND TRUMP TEAM JOCKEY ON OPIOIDS, DEMOCRATS SAY PRESIDENT BETRAYED HIS BASE ON A DEVASTATING ADDICTION SCOURGE"

WASHINGTON POST, MAY 8, 2019

 

"...The federal response to the opioid crisis has been 'abysmal.' Warren’s proposed $100 billion is closer to what is needed, but there should be more explicit attention to structural changes, such as integrating addiction treatment into mainstream medical care. The Trump administration has in many ways fumbled this issue. It’s been primarily rhetoric and not really action.”

"A WOMAN FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR SHARING DRUGS IN JAIL"

VICE, MARCH 11, 2019

 

“Had MAT policy been in place, there may have been a different result. It illustrates how are we actually pinpointing the blame instead of looking at broader policies of what works."

"SCOTT GOTTLIEB WAS ONE OF THE FEW TRUMP OFFICIALS TAKING ON THE OPIOID CRISIS. NOW HE'S OUT."

VOX, MARCH 5, 2019

 

By trying to ensure opioid painkiller prescriptions were limited to genuine needs, and working to make treatment more accessible, Gottlieb tried to address both these pieces.

Leo Beletsky: “Gottlieb was by far the most competent and effective Trump appointee. His resignation is terrible news for public health.”

"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.”

"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.”