Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone (True Viral News)

Featuring: Arline Geronimus


Most kids can manage pain after surgery without opioids (Reuters)

Featuring: Calista Harbaugh


Opioid Prescribing After Delivery may Add to Persistent Opioid use in Women (Naturopathic Doctor News & Review)

Featuring: Alex Peahl & Jennifer Waljee



America’s Drug Overdose Epidemic: Data to Action (CDC)

Can Cannabis Replace Opioids for Pain Tx? (MEDPAGE)

Dismantling Buprenorphine Policy Can Provide More Comprehensive Addiction Treatment (National Academy of Medicine)

Eleven States Partner to Examine Medicaid Strategies to Combat Opioid Use Disorder (AcademyHealth Blog post)

In Cherokee Country, Opioid Crisis Seen as Existential Threat (PEW)

No ‘Silver Bullet’ in Stopping Opioid Epidemic (MEDPAGE)

Pain Specialists Pile on CDC Opioid Guidelines (MEDPAGE)

Prescription Opioids: Patient Options for Safe and Effective Disposal of Unused Opioids (U.S Government Accountability Office)

President Donald J. Trump Has Dedicated His Administration to Fighting Back Against the Opioid Crisis (The White House)

State Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants Prenatally Exposed to Substances, Including Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (CDC)

Tackle the epidemic, not the opioids (Nature)

The Future of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids (RAND)

The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act affords practitioners greater flexibility in the provision of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) (SAMHSA)