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Addiction Treatment Gap Is Driving A Black Market For Suboxone

NPR, October 5, 2018
by Jake Harper

[...] Buprenorphine is one of just three federally approved medications to treat opioid addiction. It's an opioid itself, so some people misuse it — they snort or inject the medication to… Read More

Pharma Dealt A Disappointment Over ‘Doughnut Hole’ Change As Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Opioid Pac

Kaiser Health News, September 26, 2018

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations Negotiators for the House and Senate smoothed out the differences between their two versions on the massive… Read More

States ‘On Front Lines’ Of Opioid Crisis Get $1 Billion In Grants From Trump Administration

Kaiser Health News, September 20, 2018

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations The vast majority of the funding was approved by Congress earlier this year as part of a budget bill. “Addressing… Read More

Insurer To Purdue Pharma

Kaiser Health News (from Nashville Public Radio), September 13, 2018
by Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio

The largest insurer in Tennessee has announced it will no longer cover prescriptions for what was once a blockbuster pain reliever. It’s the latest insurance company to turn against OxyContin, whose… Read More

Many ‘Recovery Houses’ Won’t Let Residents Use Medicine To Quit Opioids

NPR, September 12, 2018
by Nina Feldman

Cristina Rivell has been struggling with an opioid addiction since she was a teenager — going in and out of rehab for five years. The most recent time, her doctor prescribed her a low dose of buprenorphine… Read More

Ibogaine: One Man’s Journey To Mexico For Psychedelic Addiction Treatment

WBUR (Boston NPR), September 10, 2018
by Deborah Becker

[...] Dextraze says he hates this cycle of panhandling to get drugs. For years, he's tried to quit. He's been to several detoxes and rehabs, taken addiction medications, attended 12-step… Read More

A drug distributor flagged a pharmacy’s suspicious opioid orders.

STAT, August 31, 2018
by Lev Facher

WASHINGTON — For a year, lawmakers here have made bogeymen of pharmaceutical wholesalers, accusing the corporations of accelerating the opioid crisis by callously dumping addictive pain drugs into… Read More

Trump administration warns California against ‘safe’ opioid injection sites

Politico, August 28, 2018
by Victoria Colliver, Dan Goldberg, and Rachel Roubein

The Justice Department is threatening to shut down San Francisco's proposed test of supervised injection sites amid the opioid crisis even before the governor has a chance to sign the pilot program… Read More

edX Course: The Opioid Crisis in America
Harvard University

Deadline: Class begins March 27, 2017

About this course Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and many others. Every… Read More

What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA provided that health plans could not limit mental health or substance use disorder benefits in a way… Read More

Scholars Discuss Role of Neuroscience in Youth Criminal Justice

Harvard Crimson, September 29, 2015
by Jonah S. Lefkoe

Check out the Harvard Crimson's summary of our first event of the year, "From Trouble Teens to Tsarnaev: Promises and Perils of Adolescent Neuroscience and the Law."  This event was part… Read More

Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, Senior Fellow Amanda C. Pustilnik will be a regular guest lecturer… Read More

Houston doctor sued for trading prescriptions for sex

Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2014
by St. John Barned-Smith, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal experts who specialize in medical ethics said the allegations and actions captured on film were "egregious." Medical standards prohibit doctors from engaging in sexual relationships with patients.… Read More

California Counties Sue 5 Narcotics Makers

Here & Now, NPR, May 22, 2014
by Robin Young interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Two counties in California — Orange and Santa Clara — are suing five major drug companies, accusing them of causing the growing prescription drug epidemic across the country. The complaint,… Read More