24 Michigan counties are at “high-risk” in the national opioid epidemic (Michigan Radio)

Featuring: Rebecca Haffajee


40% of Doctors Refuse New Chronic Pain Patients Using Opioids  (U.S. News & World Report)

Featuring: Pooja A. Lagisetty


[Canada’s] Federal government pledges millions for opioid crisis (CBC)

Featuring: Rebecca Haffajee


Michigan doctors not trained to treat opioid abuse ‒ and don’t want to be (Bridge)

Featuring: Molly Welch-Marahar


Michigan Moment: Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone (WWJ-AM)


Nonwhite patients get less pain relief in U.S. emergency rooms (Reuters)

Featuring: Carmen Green


Number of U.S. overdose deaths appears to be falling (PBS)

Featuring: Rebecca Haffajee


Opioid-Sparing Postoperative Pathway Effectively Controls Pain (Medical Health News)

Featuring: Mike Englesbe


Pets may help older adults manage chronic pain (Reuters)

Featuring: Mary Janevic


Prescribing opioids for a sprained ankle? (BrightSurf)

Featuring: James Holmes, Chad Brummett, and Jennifer Waljee


Prescription Drugs In The Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Research (Forbes)

Featuring: Sean McCabe


Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4 billion in largest opioid settlement in US history (ABC News Network)

Featuring: Barbara McQuade


Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits Are Hard to Kick (The Epoch Times)

Featuring: Chad Brummett


The Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here and What We Can Do (U-M SPH Population Healthy Podcast)

Featuring: Rebecca Haffajee , Mary Janevic, and Kevin Boehnke




Assessing and Monitoring Long-Term Opioid Use for People With Chronic and Disabling Arthritis Pain (American Institutes for Research)

CMS Proposes to cover Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in approved studies (

In Utero Opioid Exposure Tied to Negative Birth, Child Outcomes (MEDPAGE)

Key Facts about Uninsured Adults with Opioid Use Disorder (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Location of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: In Brief (EveryCRSReport)

Medical Marijuana Laws and Opioid Overdose Rates (NIDA)

Opioids Overprescribed for Acute Gout Attacks at ERs (MEDPAGE)

Opioid Use Decreased in Medicare Part D, While Medication-Assisted Treatment Increased (USDHHS)

Pain Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Use Disorder Epidemic (Proceedings of a National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Medicine Workshop)

Prenatal Risk Factors and Perinatal and Postnatal Outcomes Associated With Maternal Opioid Exposure in an Urban, Low-Income, Multiethnic US Population (JAMA Pediatrics)

Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Site Visit Findings and Conclusions (USDHHS)

The Importance of Prevention in Addressing the Opioid Crisis (NIDA)