Clinical CareSubstance Abuse Treatment Expert on Overdoses: 'You Have a Recipe for Disaster'
The combination of fentanyl and the coronavirus pandemic have become primary drivers of overdose deaths in the United States.
Clinical CareAs Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication
The DEA is exacerbating the opioid epidemic by scaring pharmacies away from dispensing this medication when it's desperately needed.
TechnologySaving Lives and Money in Pennsylvania With KeyHIE
At the Wright Center for Community Health, the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) immunization registry paved the way for strong...
Human ResourcesWatch: Going Beyond the Script of 'Dopesick' and America's Real-Life Opioid Crisis
The Hulu series dovetails with the broader reality KFF's journalists and analysts have been documenting in their work for the...
StrategyNeedle Exchanges Are Targeted by Eco-Rooted Lawsuits. A New California Law Will Stop That.
Opponents have deployed a novel strategy to shut them down: using environmental regulations to sue over needle waste.
StrategyMcKinsey Never Told the FDA It Was Working for Opioid Makers While Also Working for the Agency
In a decade-plus span McKinsey counted among its clients many of the country's biggest drug companies.
Clinical CareFrom Uber Vouchers to Patient Advocates: What It Takes to Increase ER Addiction Treatment
Despite widespread consensus on the importance of addiction treatment in the ER, many hospitals fail to screen for substance use.
StrategyWe Are Releasing the Full Video of Richard Sackler's Testimony About Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Crisis
A settlement is about to shield members of the Sackler family from civil litigation regarding their alleged roles in the...
StrategyAs Holdout Missouri Joins Nation in Monitoring Opioid Prescriptions, Experts Worry
Some in public health now argue that monitoring programs to cut off prescription opiate misuse, will push addicts to use...
Clinical CareHow ERs Fail Patients with Addiction: One Patient's Tragic Death
Addicts often fall victim to two huge gaps in the U.S. healthcare system: a paucity of addiction treatment and high...
StrategyOpioids like 'Lean' Permeate Hip-Hop Culture, but Dangers Are Downplayed
Drug use in the hip-hop community has an ever increasing presence that is intertwined with the music ? and one...
Covid-19Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to COVID 'Long Haulers,' Raising Addiction Fears
Experts fear that even a small increase in the inappropriate use of addictive pain pills will lead to a resurgence...