Opioid Harm Reduction


Reviewed Work: “The Moral Hazard of Lifesaving Innovations: Naloxone Access, Opioid Abuse, and Crime”
Carrie Wade & Chelsea Boyd

Authors: Jennifer L. Doleac and Anita Mukherjee

Reviewed by:
Carrie Wade and Chelsea Boyd

reduction approaches to manage the risks or consequences from opioid use have
already helped…

Methadone treatment in Essex County jails can save lives
Nila Bala & Chelsea Boyd

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge has ordered the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton to provide methadone to Geoffrey Pesce while he is in jail. The ruling is novel,…

, Washington Examiner
The Canadian model for the opioid crisis
Media Coverage

From the Washington Examiner:
Nicolas John for the R Street Institute: By discarding the prescription requirement for naloxone, the Canadian government has helped break down the powerful stigma…

To Solve the Opioid Crisis, Massachusetts Should Look Abroad
Nicolas John

In the twilight of the legislative session, Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., signed into law an additional measure aimed at combating the opioid crisis in the Bay State. While well-intentioned,…

, The Newport Daily News
Well-Intended state law will not stem tide of opiate deaths
Jesse Kelley

Everyone’s heart breaks for the victims of opiate overdoses and the families left behind to mourn lost loved ones. But Kristen’s Law – which would make it a felony, punishable by life in…

, The American Interest
The medicalization of the police
Arthur Rizer & Jonathan Haggerty

Police in the United States are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. They are often accused of doing too much—being too violent, too racist, too militarized. On the other hand,…

Vote Alert: R Street Urges Members to Vote NO on H.R. 2851, SITSA Act
Caroline Kitchens

Friday, June 15 (Washington): The R Street Institute—a public policy research organization dedicated to free markets and limited, effective government—urges all members to vote NO on H.R. 2851,…

Letter in Opposition to H.R. 2851 the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues of 2017 (SITSA) Act.
Carrie Wade

June 14, 2018

Dear Representative,

I write to you today in opposition to H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues of 2017 (SITSA) Act.

R Street Institute is…

Analysis: There is a meth crisis in America
Media Coverage

From The Washington Free Beacon:
“Harm reduction responses specific to methamphetamine use could help reduce overdose deaths. Prevention policies and public health approaches could decrease the…

Harm reduction strategies for chronic pain management in the opioid epidemic
Carrie Wade

…with strategic design and implementation, harm reduction strategies hold promise to have a significant positive impact when applied to the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic…