Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses (Los Angeles Times)

Featuring: Chad Brummett & Rebecca Haffajee


Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy (U.S. News)

Featuring: Kao-Ping Chua


Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids (U.S. News)

Featuring: Pooja Lagisetty


New details about Michigan’s opioid crisis: Billions of pills and aggressive suppliers (MLive)

Featuring: Chad Brummett & Rebecca Haffajee


Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Are Slowing The Flow Of Pills — But Progress Is Slow (NPR)

Featuring: Joceline Vu & Chad Brummett


Teens Are Getting Hooked on Leftover Prescription Meds (U.S. News)

Featuring: Sean McCabe



CDC: Too Little Naloxone Being Dispensed (MEDPAGE)

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting (National Archives)

Evidence Brief: Managing Acute Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder on Medication-assisted Treatment (VA)

HHS Awards Nearly $400 Million to Combat the Opioid Crisis (USDHHS)

Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan (NACCHO)

Mothers, Mental Health and Opioids: Engaging with Researchers (Journal of Parent & Family Health)

Overdose Deaths Now Highest in Urban Areas (MEDPAGE)

Pay-to-Play Clinical Trials; Immune Tx Rationing; Small Pharmacies, Big Opioid Pushers (MEDPAGE)

Pence Applauds Drop in Overdose Deaths (MEDPAGE)

Prescription Drug Use Among Adults Aged 40–79 in the United States and Canada (CDC)

Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder and Interventions for Unhealthy Substance Use among Parents by Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2015–2017 (Urban Institute)

Quiz Time: What’s the Naloxone-to-Opioid Rx Ratio? (MEDPAGE)

Quiz Time: Who Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use? (MEDPAGE)

USPSTF: Screen Adults for Illicit Drug Use (MEDPAGE)

The Synthetic Opioid Surge in the United States (RAND)

Vital Signs: Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Dispensing — United States, 2012–2018 (CDC)

What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs, 2006–2016 (RAND)

Who Is Vulnerable to Substance Use — Risk and Protection throughout the Life Span (PTTC)