Anxiety Among Patient Factors Linked to More Opioid Use After Surgery (MHealth Lab)

Featuring: Chad Brummett & Alexander Brescia


Average Michigan opioid patient got 62-day supply in 2018. CDC standard is less than a week. (Mive)

Featuring: Chad Brummett & Rebecca Haffajee


J&J Bolts Higher After Verdict in Oklahoma Opioid Case (The New York Times)

Featuring: Erik Gordon


Large Opioid Rx After Heart, Lung Surgery Often Leads to Misuse: Study (U.S. News)

Featuring: Alexander Brescia


Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Opioids May Be Possible in Children (ENT Today)

Featuring: Kao-Ping Chua


Wisdom teeth removal is contributing to the opioid crisis, experts warn (CBC News)

Featuring: Chad Brummett



A Look At The Costs From The Opioid Epidemic (NPR)

A Population Health Approach to America’s Opioid Epidemic (Orthopaedic Nursing)

Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids (CDC)

Call for Comments: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Opioids, Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Changes in Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths by Opioid Type and Presence of Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine — 25 States, July–December 2017 to January–June 2018 (CDC)

Evidence Brief: Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (Veterans Affairs)

Evidence Brief: Benefits and Harms of Long-term Opioid Dose Reduction or Discontinuation in Patients with Chronic Pain (Veterans Affairs)

Gov. Whitmer creates task force to tackle Michigan’s opioid epidemic (Detroit Metro Times)

HHS 42 CFR Part 2 Proposed Rule Fact Sheet (USDHHS)

Judge Cites Opioid ‘Menace,’ Awards Oklahoma $572M In Landmark Case (Kaiser Health News)

National Review of Opioid Prescribing in Medicaid is Not Yet Possible (USDHHS)

Older Heart, Lung Surgery Patients at High Risk for Opioid Dependence (MEDPAGE)

Reports and Detailed Tables From the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s Annual Mental Health, Substance Use Data Provide Roadmap for Future Action (USDHHS)

State Variation in Medicaid Prescriptions for Opioid Use Disorder from 2011 to 2018 (Urban Institute)

The Evolution of the Opioid Crisis: 2000-2017 (NIHCM)

Unclassified drug overdose deaths in the opioid crisis: emerging patterns of inequity (JAMIA Open)

White House Calls on Private Sector to Curb Illicit Fentanyl (MEDPAGE)