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Policy solutions to combat addiction
Published Aug 16, 2023
Jacqueline Hackett, who earned a MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, serves as deputy chief of staff for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Opioid crisis
OTC Narcan: A big win for public health
Published April 3, 2023
Public health experts from Johns Hopkins share their insights on the FDA's approval of over-the-counter Narcan, which puts the lifesaving medicine in everyone's reach
Archive shows how fentanyl promotion helped drive opioid epidemic
Published Dec 9, 2022
Internal documents disclosed by court reveal Insys Therapeutics promoted cancer painkiller for off-label uses
Public health
Life expectancy is declining in the U.S. It doesn't have to be.
Published Dec 6, 2022
A new report authored by experts from the Bloomberg School of Public Health identify solutions to pressing public health concerns that are causing the average American life expectancy to fall
Public health
Documents highlight role of pharmacies in driving opioid epidemic
Published Oct 14, 2022
The latest documents added to the Opioid Industry Documents Archive illustrate the repeated failure of retail pharmacies to heed warning signs and safety guidelines
Opioid epidemic
Documents show McKinsey's role in fueling opioid crisis
Published June 30, 2022
Consulting firm's work with pharmaceutical companies to help increase sales detailed in UCSF-JHU opioid documents archive
Opioid epidemic
1.4 million documents released from opioid maker known for misleading practices
Published May 10, 2022
The largest acquisition of litigation documents to date is made available free to public within the Opioid Industry Documents Archive, a collaborative effort by the Johns Hopkins and the University of California, San Francisco
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
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