Opioid Harm Reduction

The opioid epidemic is changing what it means to protect and serve

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Harm Reduction Policy Director Carrie Wade. In a time when public attention on the police often has been critical, the men …

Indiana’s embrace of harm reduction could save lives

Indiana's recent move allowing counties and municipalities across the state to approve syringe access program (SAP) operations without first obtaining state approval has been ruffling some feathers. Some …

Ohio’s opioid agony

As college football season looms, hope springs eternal here in Columbus that our premier land-grant institution of higher learning will be atop the pile at the end of …

Fresno County must face down its drug epidemic

The opioid epidemic that now disproportionately affects rural and suburban communitiesrequires decisive action by local government and public health officials. It’s laudable that Assemblymember Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, has initiated …

Why is opioid addiction on the rise despite a decline in prescriptions?

Opioid prescription rates have fallen continuously since their peak in 2010. Prescriptions, which had more than quadrupled from 180 morphine milligram equivalents per-capita in 1999 to 782 in …

How Scott Gottlieb’s ‘boring’ approach could transform the FDA

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, confirmed earlier this week by the U.S. Senate to become the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has a pragmatic—some might even say …

Letter: Support California AB 186

Dear Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer: On behalf of the R Street Institute, I write in support of Assembly Bill 186 (Eggman), as amended March 23, 2017. This measure would allow cities …

Ohio and Indiana take different approaches to opioid epidemic

Ohio Gov. John Kasich described drug addiction as "a common enemy" in this week's state-of-the-state address. Kasich highlighted the challenge in terms similar to those laid out by …

Letter to New York Times on opioid treatment

The treatment proposed by Tim Lahey is part of a larger family of clinical approaches that could help reshape the landscape for many of our health care challenges. Harm …

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