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Opioid Epidemic web archive

Collected by: National Library of Medicine

Archived since: Aug, 2017

Description:

A selective collection of websites archived by the National Library of Medicine on the current opioid epidemic in the United States, declared a public health emergency in October 2017. Archived content includes websites and social media documenting a wide range of responses to and perspectives on the epidemic, including voices from of the medical and public health communities, the addiction research, policymakers and policy reformers, law enforcement, and the addicted and their families and communities. Archived websites are primarily in English. NLM will continue to develop, review, describe, and add content to the collection.

Subject:   Science & Health Society & Culture Blogs & Social Media

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Title: Single Sign On - American College of Physicians

URL: http://acphospitalist.org/archives/2014/02/coverstory.htm

Description: Article titled, "Dealing with Drug Seeking Behavior," by Stacey Butterfield published in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalist publication in February 2014. The article discusses the difficulty of recognizing and treating pain, especially when physicians factor in the complication of opioid misuse and addiction.

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Title: Heroin Metabolism in the Body: How Heroin Affects the Brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

URL: http://addictionblog.org/infographics/heroin-metabolism-in-the-body-how-heroin-affects-the-brain-infographic/

Description: Page on the Addictionblog web site featuring an infographic on how heroin works in the body from entry to elimination. Addictionblog.org is a network of bloggers and writers with contributions from those interested in the field of addiction treatment.

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Title: Medications for opiate and opioid addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

URL: http://addictionblog.org/infographics/medications-for-opiate-and-opioid-addiction/

Description: Page on the Addictionblog web site featuring an infographic on medications for opiate and opioid addictions. Addictionblog.org is a network of bloggers and writers with contributions from those interested in the field of addiction treatment.

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Title: The face of opioid painkiller addiction treatment: Who seeks help? (INFOGRAPHIC)

URL: http://addictionblog.org/infographics/the-face-of-opioid-painkiller-addiction-treatment-who-seeks-help-infographic/

Description: Page on the Addictionblog web site featuring an infographic on who seeks help for opioid painkiller addiction. Addictionblog.org is a network of bloggers and writers with contributions from those interested in the field of addiction treatment.

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Title: The face of opioid pill addiction: Who uses painkillers? (INFOGRAPHIC)

URL: http://addictionblog.org/infographics/the-face-of-opioid-pill-addiction-who-uses-painkillers-infographic/

Description: Page on the Addictionblog web site featuring an infographic on who uses opioid painkillers. Addictionblog.org is a network of bloggers and writers with contributions from those interested in the field of addiction treatment.

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Title: Opioid Epidemic

URL: http://ag.nv.gov/Hot_Topics/Opioid_Epidemic/

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Title: Attorney General Laxalt Forms Statewide Partnership to Facilitate Exchange of Statewide Information on Nevada's Opioid Crisis

URL: http://ag.nv.gov/News/PR/2018/Attorney_General_Laxalt_Forms_Statewide_Partnership_to_Facilitate_Exchange_of_Statewide_Information_on_Nevada_s_Opioid_Crisis/

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Title: Doctor Found Liable in Suit Over Pain - latimes

URL: http://articles.latimes.com/2001/jun/15/news/mn-10726/

Description: Article titled, "Doctor Found Liable in Suit Over Pain," by Maria La Ganga and Terence Monmaney published on the Los Angeles Times web site on June 15, 2001. The article reports on an Alameda County jury that found a doctor liable for elder abuse for not prescribing enough painkillers to relieve the suffering of a dying man.The story suggests this could be a wake-up call to physicians nationwide who undertreat pain, which the author considers to be a major health problem.

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Title: Key Informant Interview and Focus Group Sample Questions

URL: http://bha.health.maryland.gov/OMPP/Documents/SampleFGandKII_Questions.pdf

Description: Guidelines from the State of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration on what questions to ask key informants and focus groups when collecting qualitative data from health care providers, current/past users, and other community members.

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Title: Bill Williams' Blog

URL: http://billwilliamsblog.blogspot.com/

Description: Blog maintained by Bill Williams, an advocate and speaker on addiction, including opioid addiction. Williams lost his son to an accidental heroin overdose in 2012.

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Title: The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective | Perspectives on History | AHA

URL: http://blog.historians.org/2016/05/the-opioid-crisis-in-historical-perspective/

Description: Post titled, "The Opioid Crisis in Historical Context" by Dane Kennedy published on the American Historical Association's Perspectives on History blog on May 24, 2016. The post provides a summary of a Congressional Briefing on the topic presented by experts David Courtwright, Keith Wailoo, and Alan Kraut in which the professors provided an overview and analysis of American drug policy over the past century.

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Title: Drug Policy Reform and Grief Recovery | Broken No More

URL: http://broken-no-more.org/

Description: Web site for Broken No More, an organization formed by families and friends suffering from a drug disorder (addiction). The group aims to provide support, knowledge and an information base to affected individuals; educate the public, change the way addicts are treated in our society, end the epidemic, and change the existing failed policies regarding drug use.

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Title: Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse, Proceedings of the Community Work Group Highlights and Executive Summary

URL: http://d14rmgtrwzf5a.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/files/cewg_january_2013_vol1_508.pdf

Description: Report titled, "Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse, Proceedings of the Community Work Group Highlights and Executive Summary," published by the Community Epidemiology Work Group of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) on January 2013. The report chronicles the 73rd semiannual meeting of the Community Epidemiology Work Group held on January 23-25, 2013 during which the group reported on current trends and emerging drug issues.

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Title: MedicaidOpioids

URL: http://dhcfp.nv.gov/Resources/NevadaMedicaidUpdate/MedicaidOpioids/

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Title: Opioids Home

URL: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Director/Pages/opioids/home.aspx

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URL: http://dontpunishpainrally.com/

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URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/ClinicalSAPTA/Home_-_SAPTA/

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Title: DHHS-Opioid-Data

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Resources/opioids/DHHS-data/DHHS-Opioid-Data/

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Title: Opioid-Info

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Resources/opioids/Opioid-Info/

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Title: Opioid Patient Education

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Resources/opioids/Opioid_Patient_Education/

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Title: Prescriber Information

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Resources/opioids/Prescriber_Information/

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Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Resources/opioids/Prescription_Drug_Abuse_Prevention/

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Title: Opioid Overdose Community Preparedness Planning For Opioid State Targeted Response (STR): Services Expansion Community Preparedness Planning – Opioid Overdose

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbh.nv.gov/content/Programs/ClinicalSAPTA/dta/Grants/Public%20Health%20Community%20Preparedness%20Plan%20Development%2008.08.18.pdf

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Title: Prescribe 365

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Resources/opioids/brochure_template_color.pdf

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Title: Naloxone for Opioid Safety

URL: http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Resources/opioids/naloxone_toolkit_color.pdf

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Title: TripSit Factsheets

URL: http://drugs.tripsit.me/category/opioid/

Description: Fact sheet on opioids published on the TripSit web site that lists each opioid's chemical name, associated keywords, and a pharmaceutical definition. TripSit promotes itself as a non-judgemental, harm reduction resource provider for drug users.

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Title: Drug User Activism - Home

URL: http://druguseractivism.org/

Description: Web site for the documentary film titled, "We ARE the People," produced by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and Sawbuck Productions. The film introduces the five original user unions in the United States, and explores the stigma associated with drug users and the ways that drug user unions fight that stigma and support members.

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Title: FedUp! | Rally For A Federal Response To The Opioid Epidemic

URL: http://feduprally.org/

Description: Web site for the FED UP! Coalition, an activist organization seeking the end of the opioid epidemic. Their work focuses on prevention, affordable, evidence-based treatment, support that enables recovery, and ending overdose deaths.

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Title: OxyContin: Purdue Pharma's painful medicine | Fortune

URL: http://fortune.com/2011/11/09/oxycontin-purdue-pharmas-painful-medicine/

Description: Article titled, "OxyContin: Purdue Pharma's Painful Medicine," published on Fortune Magazine's web site on November 9, 2011. The article looks at the complicated history and legacy of the opioid OxyContin and its creator, Purdue Pharma.

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Title: Inside Georgia's Opioid Crisis | Georgia Public Broadcasting

URL: http://gpbnews.org/term/inside-georgias-opioid-crisis/

Description: Complete multi-part series titled, "Inside Georgia's Opioid Crisis" published on the George Public Radio (GPR)/National Public Radio (NPR) web site. The site links to all parts of the series dating back to 2017. The series specifically looks at the impact of the nation's opioid crisis in Georgia.

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Title: Training Law Enforcement to Identify Overdose and Use Naloxone - Harm Reduction Coalition

URL: http://harmreduction.org/overdose-prevention/training-law-enforcement-to-identify-overdose-and-use-naloxone/

Description: Blog post titled, "Training Law Enforcement to Identify Overdose and Use Naloxone,"published on the Harm Reduction Coalition's web site. The post recalls a day spent by the author with New York State law enforcement officers being trained on recognizing opioid overdose and the application of naloxone. The Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy organization protecting the health and dignity of people and communities affected by drug use.

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Title: About Substance Use Disorder | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

URL: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/SubstanceUseDisorders/AccessIROCServices/tabid/3307/Default.aspx

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Title: Idaho's Response to the Opioid Crisis | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

URL: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/SubstanceUseDisorders/IROC/tabid/1728/Default.aspx

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Title: The “Right” and “Wrong” Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context

URL: http://hipporeads.com/the-right-and-wrong-kind-of-addict-iatrogenic-opioid-addiction-in-historical-context/

Description: Add Article titled, "The 'Right' and 'Wrong' Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context," by Jonathan Jones published on the Hipporeads web site. The article explores the sociohistorical context for the concept of addiction as either legitimate or illegitimate based on the route by which a person has become addicted.

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Title: HOPE Home

URL: http://hope.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

Description: Web site for the State of Wisconsin's Task Force on Opioid Abuse, an organization created by Governor Scott Walker in 2013. The task force operates as a nonstatutory committee under section 14.019 of the Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of advising and assisting the Governor in a coordinated effort to combat the opioid crisis facing the State of Wisconsin.

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Title: Opioid Use in Iowa: An Update

URL: http://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/52/Iowa%20Opioid%20Fact%20Sheet%20-%20June%202017.pdf

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Title: SC Institute of Medicine & Public Health — IMPH.org

URL: http://imph.org/daodas-launches-statewide-outreach-combat-opioid-epidemic/

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Title: Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee

URL: http://iprcc.nih.gov/

Description: Web site for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC). It includes the latest news and links to the 2018 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium registration page. The IPRCC is a federal advisory committee created to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government.

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Title: Federal Pain Research Strategy

URL: http://iprcc.nih.gov/sites/default/files/FPRS_Research_Recommendations_Final_508C.pdf

Description: The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee's (IPRCC) Federal Pain Research Strategy (FPRS) report outlining their recommendations for combating the opioid epidemic in the United States.

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Title: Police: Opioid Emergency Declaration Is An Important Step

URL: http://lawenforcementleaders.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/LEL-Oct-Opioid-Declaration-Statement.pdf

Description: Press release titled, "Police: Opioid Emergency Declaration is an Important Step," published by the Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration on October 26, 2017. The statement suggests that police respond to the public health emergency that is the opioid crisis by finding treatment for addicts rather than arresting and incarcerating them.

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Title: Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education: 2018 Year-End Report of State and Local Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Interagency Coordination Plan

URL: http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/BehavioralHealth/HOPE/HOPEendofyear-APPROVED.pdf

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Title: LOUISIANA OPIOID SURVEILLIANCE INITIATIVE

URL: http://ldh.la.gov/assets/opioid/Opioid_Death_Fact_Sheet_2018.pdf

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Title: Louisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse | La Dept. of Health

URL: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2581/

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Title: State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant (Opioid STR) | La Dept. of Health

URL: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2842/

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Title: MacArthur Releases Addiction Community Resources Toolkit | Congressman Tom MacArthur

URL: http://macarthur.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/macarthur-releases-addiction-community-resources-toolkit/

Description: Addiction community resource toolkit posted as part of a May 10, 2016 press release on the U.S. Representative Tom MacArthur's (New Jersey) web site. The toolkit was developed by Bipartisan Task Force To Combat The Heroin Epidemic along with the Addiction Policy Forum to connect those affected by opioid addiction with resources for treatment and recovery.

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Title: Combating Opioid Addiction with Physical Therapy - Make PT Happen

URL: http://makepthappen.com/blog/combating-opioid-addiction-with-physical-therapy/

Description: Article titled, "Combating Opioid Addiction with Physical Therapy," published on the Ohio Physical Therapy Association web site on December 21, 2016. The article promotes the use of physical therapy to help with the pain of opioid addiction and includes a video on how physical therapists in Ohio are doing so. The Ohio Physical Therapy Association is a trade organization of licensed physical therapists in Ohio.

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Title: Montgomery County Community College

URL: http://mc3.edu/component/content/article/133-arts/10016-brush-with-the-law/

Description: Article titled, "Brush with the Law," published on the Montgomery County Community College's web site. The article describes an exhibition curated by the founder and director of Brush with the Law, a non-profit, community-based visual arts program that helps bring awareness to and fosters an understanding of people who experience the effects of drug addiction and the criminal justice system. The exhibit features an installation displaying short messages written by people struggling with drug addiction, specifically heroin, and the family and friends whose lives have been affected by the user.

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Title: Lower Opioid Overdose Death Rates Associated with State Medical Marijuana Laws

URL: http://media.jamanetwork.com/news-item/lower-opioid-overdose-death-rates-associated-with-state-medical-marijuana-laws/

Description: Press release titled, "Lower Opioid Overdose Death Rates Associated with State Medical Marijuana Laws," published on the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network web site on August 25, 2014. The article, originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, looks at the correlation between the presence of medical marijuana laws and the lower rate of death caused by opioids.

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Title: Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic

URL: http://mediapolicycenter.org/mpc_initiative/opioid-crisis/

Description: Video recording of the trailer for the Media Policy Center (MPC) documentary titled, "Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic." The page also describes the MPC's efforts to raise awareness and change perceptions in the community around those suffering from the opioid crisis.

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Title: Europe's silent opioid epidemic

URL: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-europe-silent-opioid-epidemic.html

Description: Article titled, "Europe's Silent Opioid Epidemic," published on April 5, 2018. The article, which originally appeared in the magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, describes how researchers are trying to understand the effect of the opioid epidemic in Europe, where opioids are more tightly regulated but codeine abuse is rising.

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Title: National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER)

URL: http://nasper.org/

Description: Web site for the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER) that provides for the establishment of a controlled substances monitoring program in every state. The legislation was passed in 2005. The site gives background information on the legislation, related articles, fact sheets, and the text of the bill itself.

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Title: Don’t Punish Pain Rally Attracting Nationwide Acceptance

URL: http://nationalpainreport.com/dont-punish-pain-rally-attracting-nationwide-acceptance-8837209.html

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Title: 2016 Summit | National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

URL: http://nationalrxdrugabusesummit.org/2016-summit/

Description: Page on the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit web site summarizing the 2016 event. The 2016 summit was held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 28-31.The site looks back at the presenters, workshops, presentations (including audio), and the agendas.

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Title: HotSpot Report: Understanding Opioid Overdoses in New Hampshire | NDEWS l National Drug Early Warning System l University of Maryland

URL: http://ndews.umd.edu/publications/hotspot-report-understanding-opioid-overdoses-new-hampshire/

Description: Report titled, "HotSpot Report: Understanding Opioid Overdoses in New Hampshire," by Andrea Meier, Dr. Sarah K. Moore, Elizabeth C. Saunders, et al. published on the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) web site. The report provides the results of a study that examined opioid overdoses in New Hampshire, including themes, lessons learned, and recommended next steps.

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Title: You Made It Weird #236: Harris Wittels Returns

URL: http://nerdist.com/you-made-it-weird-236-harris-wittels-returns/

Description: Podcast of comedian Pete Holmes with sitcom producer and close friend Harris Wittels in 2014 a few months before Wittels' opioid overdose death. Holmes' podcast, "You Made It Weird", was posted on The Nerdist website November 29, 2014 and included Wittels talking about his struggle with addiction. Holmes' interview style was later discussed with psychiatrist Arjune Rama, February 29, 2016 (the anniversary of Wittels' death) where she compares Holmes' interview style with that of a good psychiatrist and asks Holmes how he felt during the interview and after he found out about Wittels' passing.

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Title: Penn State projects take on the opioid epidemic | Penn State University

URL: http://news.psu.edu/story/493940/2017/11/13/research/penn-state-projects-take-opioid-epidemic/

Description: Article titled, "Penn State Projects Take On The Opioid Epidemic" published on the Penn State University web site on November 13, 2017. The article discusses two new projects by Penn State researchers, law enforcement, and the community to raise awareness of opioid addiction and to identify and disrupt the opioid distribution network in Pennsylvania.

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Title: Special Series: 'Alternatives' - N.H. Gets Creative to Curb Ongoing Opioid Crisis | New Hampshire Public Radio

URL: http://nhpr.org/post/special-series-alternatives-nh-gets-creative-curb-ongoing-opioid-crisis/

Description: A special series titled, "'Alternatives' - N.H. Gets Creative to Curb Ongoing Opioid Crisis" by Paige Sutherland published on the New Hampshire Public Radio's web site on September 20, 2017. The series focuses on the creative methods New Hampshire is using to combat their opioid epidemic, including acupuncture, involuntary commitment, and needle exchanges.

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Title: Series: New Hampshire's Opioid Crisis | New Hampshire Public Radio

URL: http://nhpr.org/topic/series-new-hampshires-opioid-crisis?page=1/

Description: Page on the New Hampshire Public Radio web site linking to segments from their series, "New Hampshire's Opioid Crisis."

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Title: The EMT Who Sees the Opioid Crisis Firsthand

URL: http://nymag.com/thejob/2017/04/the-emt-who-sees-the-opioid-crisis-firsthand.html

Description: Article titled, "The EMT Who Sees the Opioid Crisis Firsthand" published in the Job section of New York Magazine. The article profiles Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Michelle Redeye, who volunteers as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief on the Seneca Nation reservation in the Cattaraugus territory near Gowanda, New York. Here Redeye describes the heroin epidemic in her community, how EMS has responded, and the personal impact it has had on her.

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Title: A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis

URL: http://opioidaction.org

Description: Web site for Prescription for Action, a joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities that focused on the epidemic of overdoses and deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin abuse.

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Title: Pain Consortium

URL: http://painconsortium.nih.gov/

Description: Web site for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Pain Consortium, which was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain.

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Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System - PDAPS

URL: http://pdaps.org/

Description: The Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System (PDAPS) web site. PDAPS, a program developed by Legal Science, LLC in collaboration with legal experts at Temple University's Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, tracks key state laws related to prescription drug abuse. PDAPS is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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URL: http://pdcbank.state.nj.us/health/integratedhealth/home/naloxone.shtml

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Title: Building Successful Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use

URL: http://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p356-pub.pdf

Description: Report titled, "Building Successful Partnerships Between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use," published by the Policy Executive Research Forum and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The report highlights programs that bring the police together with community leaders, health professionals, and public defenders to combat opioid use and divert users from criminal punishment to treatment. The report was generated from a forum hosted by the Office of Community Oriented Policy Services (COPS Office) in partnership with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) on April 27, 2016.

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Title: Robby's Voice - Robby's Voice provides resources for substance abuse and addiction

URL: http://robbysvoice.com/

Description: Web site for Robby's Voice, a community based organization focused on promoting awareness and education surrounding drug addiction. Robby's Voice was founded in honor of Robby Brandt, who died of an opioid overdose.

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URL: http://samquinones.com/reporters-blog/category/dreamland/

Description: Posts on Sam Quinones' blog related to "Dreamland," the journalist and author's latest book on the marketing of pain pills and America's opioid epidemic.

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Title: SC Governor's Opioid Summit – SC Opioid Summit 2018

URL: http://scopioidsummit.org/

Description: Web site for the South Carolina Opioid Summit in September 2018 sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. The summit is billed an an opportunity for collaboration on dealing with the opioid epidemic and for fostering solutions.

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Title: A new paper suggesting Narcan might have downsides is presenting an immoral case.

URL: http://slate.com/technology/2018/03/a-new-paper-suggesting-narcan-might-have-downsides-is-presenting-an-immoral-case.html

Description: Article titled, "Are We Reviving Too Many Opioid Overdoses? Is This Really a Question?" published on the Slate web site on March 8, 2018. The article discusses a paper that suggests the overdose-reversing drug naloxone presents a "moral hazard" and posits that its argument is based on an immoral premise.

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Title: People with autism aren’t protected from opioid addiction.

URL: http://slate.com/technology/2018/04/people-with-autism-arent-protected-from-opioid-addiction.html

Description: Article titled, "People with Autism Aren't Protected From Opioid Addiction. They Might Be at Higher Risk," by Elizabeth Kunreuther published on Slate's web site on April 19, 2018. The article discusses the link between populations with autism and opioid use.

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Title: There’s a new 12-step group for people in recovery who are prescribed medications like methadone.

URL: http://slate.com/technology/2018/04/theres-a-new-12-step-group-for-people-in-recovery-who-are-prescribed-medications-like-methadone.html

Description: Article titled, "There's A New 12-Step Group: Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous" published on the Slate web site on April 17, 2018. The article looks at the growing rise of Medication-Assisted (MA) recovery groups, which accept that taking drugs such as methadone and buprenorphine can help with the recovery process.

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Title: Snohomish Overdose Prevention

URL: http://snohomishoverdoseprevention.com/

Description: Web site for the Snohomish Overdose Prevention action plan operated by the Snohomish Health District in Snohomish County, Washington. The plan was implemented after a joint resolution was passed on November 8, 2017 that activated the Emergency Coordination Center to support the end of the opioid epidemic. The approach was modeled after the county's response plan for natural disasters and provides additional staff resources to facilitate better coordination and communication across multiple jurisdictions, government agencies and service providers.

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Title: Lost: A Special Report

URL: http://specialprojects.pressherald.com/lost/

Description: Page on the Portland (Maine) Press Herald Web site that provides links to all 10-parts of its special report, "Lost: Heroin's Killer Grip on Maine's People," outlining the ongoing heroin scourge in Maine and the cost to the state.

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Title: On the Anniversary of His Death, Inside Harris Wittels’ Final Intimate, Revealing Discussion with Pete Holmes

URL: http://splitsider.com/2016/02/on-the-anniversary-of-his-death-inside-harris-wittels-final-intimate-revealing-discussion-with-pete-holmes/

Description: Article titled, "On the Anniversary of His Death, Inside Harris Wittels' Final Intimate, Revealing Discussion with Pete Holmes," by Arjune Rama, MD published on the Splitsider web site on February 19, 2016. The article features an interview with Pete Holmes, the host of the podcast, "You Made It Weird," who interviewed sitcom producer and close friend Harris Wittels a few months before Wittels' opioid overdose death in 2014. In that podcast episode, published on The Nerdist web site on November 29, 2014, Wittels spoke frankly about his struggle with addiction. See collection seed: "http://nerdist.com/you-made-it-weird-236-harris-wittels-returns/."

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Title: STOPPnow - Stop The Organized Pill Pushers Now

URL: http://stoppnow.com/

Description: Web site for Stop The Organized Pill Pushers Now (STOPPnow), a Florida-based organization that lobbies for prescription opioid regulation, funding and training.

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Title: Substance Use Disorders in People With Physical and Sensory Disabilities

URL: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA11-4648/SMA11-4648.pdf

Description: Article titled, "Substance Use Disorders in People With Physical and Sensory Disabilities," published in Volume 6, Issue 1 of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) periodical "In Brief" in August of 2011. The article is aimed at helping people who work with physical and sensory deprivation to better understand substance abuse disorders and help their clients find assistance centers.

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Title: VA Report: Vets In Private Care Are At Higher Risk For Opioid Addiction

URL: http://taskandpurpose.com/veterans-affairs-choice-opioid-prescriptions/

Description: Article titled, "VA Report: Vets in Private Care Are At Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction," published on the Task & Purpose web site. The article discusses the July 2017 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General report that discovered that veterans treated for pain in non-VA settings are at an especially high risk for opioid addiction. Task & Purpose was launched in 2014 to provide an unfiltered perspective on military and veterans issues post 9/11.

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Title: Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Sends Letter to All Doctors on Opioids | Time

URL: http://time.com/4468400/surgeon-general-letter-opioid-addiction/

Description: Article posted on the Time Magazine Web site August 26, 2016 talks about U.S. Surgeon General Murthy writing to every doctor in the country about the current opioid epidemic to be better educated about the addictiveness of painkillers, and to come together to work for a solution.

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Title: Fentanyl Killed My Sister. Here's What I'd Say to Her Dealer | Time

URL: http://time.com/5281371/dear-dealer-sister-fentanyl-overdose/

Description: Personal essay titled, "What I'd Say to the Drug Dealer Who Gave My Sister a Fatal Dose of Heroin," by Nadia Bowers published on TIME's web site on May 19, 2018. The essay is written as a letter addressed to Bowers' sister's drug dealer, who provided a fatal dose of heroin mixed with fentanyl.

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Title: Q&A: Intranasal Narcan Use in Dogs - Urban Search & Rescue Veterinary Group

URL: http://usarveterinarygroup.org/usarvet/inquiry-responses/qa-intranasal-narcan-use-dogs/

Description: A question and response posted to the Urban Search and Rescue Veterinary Group web site regarding the utility of intranasal application of naloxone on working canines.

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Title: 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

URL: http://vendome.swoogo.com/2017-rx-summit/

Description: Page on the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit web site calling for presentations at the April 17-20, 2017 summit in Atlanta, Georgia. This site includes downloads of the 2017 presentation materials, and links to the 2018 web site.

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Title: 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

URL: http://vendome.swoogo.com/2018-rx-summit/

Description: Page on the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit web site calling for presentations at the April 2-5, 2018 summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The site includes downloads of the 2017 presentations (password required) and lists the speakers.

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Title: 2019 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

URL: http://vendome.swoogo.com/2019-rx-summit/

Description: Page on the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit web site calling for presentations at the April 22-25, 2019 summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The site includes downloads from the 2018 summit and lists the speakers.

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Title: A Drug Cop. A Daughter On Opioids. One Family's Story Of Addiction. | WAMU

URL: http://wamu.org/story/17/10/10/drug-cop-daughter-opioids-one-familys-story-addiction/

Description: Article (and accompanying audio segment on WAMU 88.5 (Washington, DC) on a Hagerstown narcotics cop dealing with the opioid addiction and subsequent overdose by his own daughter. The story, "A Drug Cop. A Daughter on Opioids. One Family's Story of Addiction" was posted on WAMU's web site October 10, 2017.

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Title: Does Medical Marijuana Decrease Opioid Use or Boost It?

URL: http://wapo.st/2HcLFyS?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.d84400c6f602

Description: Article titled, "Does Medical Marijuana Decrease Opioid Use or Boost It?,"published on the Washington Post web site on April 20, 2018. The article looks at the correlation between opioid users and medical marijuana users, and how conflicting data allows scientists and politicians to state their cases using information that fits their viewpoints.

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Title: Why doctors don’t use alternatives to opioids

URL: http://wapo.st/2HeBRn7?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.7d7e2d2e189b

Description: Blog post titled, "Why doctors don't use alternatives to opioids," by Keith Humphreys published on the Washington Post web site's "Wonkblog" on April 12, 2018. The post explores some reasons why doctors continue to prescribe opioids when confronted with patients who describe pain, including pharmaceutical marketing and lack of training, and advocates for Congressional support of the development of non-opioid pain treatment.

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Title: The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations

URL: http://wapo.st/2vlsDk2?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.77944f92d81b

Description: Article titled, "The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations," by Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. published on the Washington Post web site on April 17, 2018. The article covers the increase in organ donations as a result of the uptick in opioid-related deaths.

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Title: Opioid Addiction | WAVY.com

URL: http://wavy.com/category/opioid-addiction/

Description: Page linking to opioid crisis related news stories on the Hampton Roads, VA based television station WAVY's web site.

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Title: Opioids: Turning the Tide in the Crisis | WKSU

URL: http://wksu.org/topic/opioids-turning-tide-crisis/

Description: Promotion of WKSU 90.9 (Ohio)'s coverage of the national opioid epidemic. The web site includes some of the latest articles on their coverage as well as a slideshow with a timeline of the crisis.

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Title: Drug users interested in cheap test strips that can detect deadly fentanyl | WTOP

URL: http://wtop.com/science/2018/02/test-strips-fentanyl/

Description: Article titled, "Drug Users In Interested in Cheap Test Strips That Can Detect Deadly Fentanyl," by Kristi King published on news station WTOP's web site on February 8, 2018. The article looks at a Johns Hopkins University study that found cheap finger-sized strips can be used to detect the level of fentanyl in a drug sample.

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Title: Inside the Appalachian Opioid Epidemic Part 2: Veterans, Chronic Pain & Alternative Treatment | West Virginia Public Broadcasting

URL: http://wvpublic.org/post/inside-appalachian-opioid-epidemic-part-2-veterans-chronic-pain-alternative-treatment/

Description: Podcast on The West Virginia Public Broadcasting Web site entitled, "Veterans, Chronic Pain & Alternative Treatments." Published April 28, 2017 as Part 2 of WVPR's "Inside the Appalachian Opioid Epidemic" series, Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd report on why veterans are particularly hard hit by the epidemic.

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Title: Treatment & Mistreatment, Our Complicated Relationship with Pain: Inside Appalachia | West Virginia Public Broadcasting

URL: http://wvpublic.org/post/treatment-mistreatment-our-complicated-relationship-pain-inside-appalachia?nopop=1/

Description: Podcast episode titled, "Treatment and Mistreatment, Our Complicated Relationship With Pain, Inside Appalachia," published on The West Virginia Public Broadcasting web site on April 21, 2017 as part of WVPR's "Inside Appalachia" series. The episode, featuring Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd, reports on why Appalachia was hit so hard by the nationwide opioid epidemic and how the community is trying to fight back.

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Title: Press Releases | News and Press Center

URL: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/10/public-library-association-partners-oclc-help-public-libraries-partners/

Description: Press release titled, "Public Library Association partners with OCLC to help public libraries, partners respond to opioid epidemic," published on the American Library Association web site on October 8, 2018. The press release describes how the National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will fund the Public LIbrary Association (PLA) and OCLC project to collect and share knowledge and resources to support public libraries and their community partners in addressing the opioid crisis.

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Title: Opioid Abuse: A Dark Tunnel

URL: http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2015/07/opioid-abuse.pdf

Description: Presentation titled, "Opioid Abuse: A Dark Tunnel" by Sandra D. Comer, Ph.D. published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The presentation is part of the Charles R. Schuster Congressional Briefing Series on June 1, 2015.

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Title: Why opioids are such an American problem - BBC News

URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41701718/

Description: Article titled, "Why Opioids Are Such An American Problem" by Owen Amos published on the BBC web site October 25, 2017. Some of the reasons cited in the article include perks given to doctors by drug companies to peddle their products, the lack of universal health care in the U.S., the ready advertisement of prescription opioids on television, poor training of doctors, and a "culture of medication."

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Title: Engaging Law Enforcement in Opioid Overdose Response: Frequently Asked Questions

URL: http://www.bjatraining.org/sites/default/files/naloxone/Police%20OOD%20FAQ_0.pdf

Description: Report titled, "Engaging Law Enforcement in Opioid Overdose Response: Frequently Asked Questions," by the Bureau of Justice Assistance that provides an overview of frequently asked questions that law enforcement agencies across the country may encounter when attempting to initiate programs to prevent overdose fatalities.

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Title: By the numbers: VA making progress in reducing opioid use in Veteran patients - VAntage Point

URL: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/21796/va-making-progress-reducing-opioid-use-veteran-patients/

Description: Blog post titled, "By The Numbers: VA Making Progress in Reducing Opioid Use in Veteran Patients" published on the VAntage Point blog maintained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on August 7, 2015. The post comments on the progress being made to help veterans manage their pain through the use of a comprehensive interdisciplinary system.

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Title: Anesthesiologist wins disability benefits for opioid addiction | Business Insurance

URL: http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20130118/NEWS08/130119810/Anesthesiologist-wins-disability-benefits-for-opioid-addiction/

Description: Article titled, "Anesthesiologist wins disability benefits for opioid addiction," published on the Business Insurance web site on January 18, 2003. The article discusses the court ruling that an anesthesiologist must be provided long-term disability insurance to deal with an addiction to an opioid commonly used in her practice.

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Title: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses | VitalSigns | CDC

URL: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/PrescriptionPainkillerOverdoses/index.html

Description: Page on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site dedicated to prescription painkiller overdoses. The page focuses on overdoses among women and what currently can be done to help prevent them.

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URL: http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/drugs/oxycodone.asp

Description: Page on the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) web site featuring a profile of the drug Oxycodone including its history, pharmacology, methods of use, terminology, and effects.

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