Archived articles


Major insurers may hinder use of opioid alternatives
Published Oct 5, 2018
Major commercial and national insurers are missing opportunities to encourage use of non-opioid alternatives to treat lower back pain, study finds
Pain management
Reducing post-op opioid prescriptions
Published Aug 15, 2018
Experts and patients create procedure-specific Rx guidelines that range from prescribing zero opioids to up to 20 pills
Preventing overdoses
In opioid crisis, language matters
Published Aug 14, 2018
Public support increases when opioid 'safe consumption sites' are called 'overdose prevention sites'
Opioid epidemic
Public support remains low for needle exchanges, safe injection sites
Published July 19, 2018
Despite growing concerns over the opioid epidemic, majority of Americans don't support proven harm-reduction programs, study finds
How insurance policies fuel opioid epidemic
Published June 22, 2018
Policies miss important opportunities to steer patients to safer, more effective treatments, researchers say
Health care for the homeless
Published Summer 2018
As director of adult medicine for Health Care for the Homeless, alum Laura Garcia is at the front lines of Baltimore's opioid struggle / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Public Health
Who should be trained to use naloxone?
Published March 27, 2018
The people who witness the most overdoses—and are best positioned to prevent and reverse them—tend to be drug users themselves
Opioid crisis
Learning to treat pain
Published March 19, 2018
Required course for next generation of physicians highlights the hazards of prescribing opioids
Medicated and verified
Published Spring 2018
Could the app that revolutionized the treatment of tuberculosis also help make a dent in the opioid crisis? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
'Fentanyl kills' and other lifesaving slogans
Published Feb 13, 2018
Hopkins-organized hackathon focuses on messaging strategies addressing substance abuse and addiction