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Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Ensysce receives award from NIDA to undertake development of opioid overdose protection platform

Ensysce receives award from NIDA to undertake development of opioid overdose protection platform

RAND establishes research center for combating opioid epidemic

RAND establishes research center for combating opioid epidemic

Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm had hand in halting Florida’s opioid investigation

Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm had hand in halting Florida’s opioid investigation

Yale researchers identify racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Yale researchers identify racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

Smartphone addiction leads to high levels of loneliness, depression and anxiety

Smartphone addiction leads to high levels of loneliness, depression and anxiety

Opioid maker funds efforts to fight addiction: Is it ‘blood money’ or charity?

Opioid maker funds efforts to fight addiction: Is it ‘blood money’ or charity?

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Managing tobacco smoking leads to reductions in opioid use, study shows

Managing tobacco smoking leads to reductions in opioid use, study shows

An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time

An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time

New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk

New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

Opana ER – a long acting opioid painkiller, to be pulled from the markets as per FDA directive

Opana ER – a long acting opioid painkiller, to be pulled from the markets as per FDA directive

Innocuous start to opioid addition: A 1980 letter that started it all

Innocuous start to opioid addition: A 1980 letter that started it all

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Making doctors check patients' drug history could be simple way to reduce opioid epidemic

Making doctors check patients' drug history could be simple way to reduce opioid epidemic

Programs to prevent prescription drug misuse may be underused, study reveals

Programs to prevent prescription drug misuse may be underused, study reveals