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Opioids

Bridging faith and science to combat the overdose crisis
Published May 6, 2021
National leaders from science and faith discussed the promise of a collaborative relationship to reduce stigma about addiction, educate about prevention, treatment, and long-term recovery
Q+A
A spring cleaning remedy for nationwide opioid epidemic
Published April 23, 2021
Drug safety experts discuss safe disposal efforts like National Prescription Drug Take Back Day that remove potentially dangerous and addictive medicines from circulation
Johns Hopkins University helps launch digital trove of opioid industry documents
Published March 24, 2021
The Opioid Industry Documents Archive, co-managed by the University of California, San Francisco, is a public archive of 3,300 documents disclosed as part of recent legal judgments
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