Opioid Harm Reduction

Publications

, 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…

R Street Policy Paper: Opioid use for chronic pain management is often essential and appropriate
Ann Phelan

Washington DC (May 16) – The opioid epidemic is a devastating and complex problem. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that over 53,000 people died in 2016 from opioid overdose—a 32…

, Hartford Courant
Letter to the Editor, Hartford Courant: Stabilize naloxone prices
Carrie Wade & Nicolas John

Over the last decade, the price of naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids and prevent overdoses, has skyrocketed. One naloxone delivery system, Evizo, was priced at $690 in…