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opioids

Opioids
The epidemic in the pandemic
Published Feb 16, 2021
By tracking overdose reports across the country, first-year student Atharva Bhagwat is filling in data gaps to get a better picture of the impact of COVID-19 on the nationwide opioid crisis
Public Health
Report advises on state and local spending of opioid litigation settlement funds
Published Jan 27, 2021
Guidelines call for states and local governments to focus on addiction treatment and prevention and to avoid diverting funds to close budget gaps
Opioids
A crisis within a crisis
Published Dec 14, 2020
More than 40 states have reported increased opioid deaths since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Will the Purdue Pharma settlement help right the ship?
Opioid epidemic
Study identifies shortcomings in FDA evaluations of opioid drugs
Published Oct 1, 2020
The systematic assessment of safety-related outcomes for opioid trials has been lacking for more than two decades, researchers find
Mental health
Study points to psychological fallout of drug overdoses
Published Aug 7, 2020
Study of female sex workers in Baltimore City suggests that overdose treatment programs should include strong mental health component
A place to heal
Published Spring 2020
Susan Sherman's SPARC Center serves some of the Baltimore's most vulnerable. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Drug policy
Five things to know about overdose prevention sites
Published Feb 12, 2020
Research suggests that the facilities are safe and cost effective, but bringing them to the U.S. has been controversial
Opioids
Minority of opioid users say they prefer fentanyl
Published Sept 23, 2019
Those who do prefer fentanyl are more likely to be younger, white, and daily users, three-city study finds
A bioethicist discovers the pain of opioid withdrawal
Published Fall 2019
In his new book, bioethicist Travis Rieder blends a personal account of drug dependence with a broad exploration of America's byzantine opioid problem / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Drug policy
Illicit opioid-users favor the use of safe consumption sites
Published July 2, 2019
Study asks high-risk opioid users whether they'd take advantage of safe consumption sites, finds that the most high-risk users overwhelmingly support this harm reduction strategy