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Addressing the U.S. Opioid Crisis: Using an Integrated Systems-Based Approach

An overview of testimony by Bradley D. Stein春秋棋牌官方平台 presented before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 17, 2019.

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    Approaching the U.S. Opioid Crisis as an Ecosystem

    Dec 17, 2019

    Bradley D. Stein

    Policymakers should think of the opioid crisis as an ecosystem and consider how its many parts interact—especially in unexpected ways. A broader view of the crisis will help those confronting it better prepare for the challenges ahead.

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    An In-Depth Look at the Opioid Epidemic

    Dec 10, 2019

    Opioids are powerful medicine for pain management. But many factors, including over-prescribing, misuse, and addiction, have led to a national health crisis. As policymakers and affected members of the public look for solutions, RAND Health Care examines potential policies and interventions to address both the causes and effects of the opioid crisis.

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    Understanding America's Surge in Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids

    春秋棋牌官方平台Oct 7, 2019

    Bryce Pardo , Jirka Taylor, et al.

    春秋棋牌官方平台Although overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioids have declined, deaths involving synthetic opioids are on the rise. Much of the current wave of overdoses is linked to one synthetic opioid: fentanyl.

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    In Opioid Policy, One Size Does Not Fit All

    春秋棋牌官方平台Oct 12, 2018

    Bradley D. Stein

    To solve America's opioid crisis, policymakers will need to view the epidemic as an “ecosystem,” where policies that target only one part of the problem can have unintended consequences.