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Is There an Opioid Epidemic in Texas?

There is a nationwide opioid epidemic, and of course, that opioid epidemic affects every state differently. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that in 2016 there were 1,375 people who died from opioid-related overdoses in the state of Texas. … Continue reading

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How FDA Drug Review Contributed to the Opioid Epidemic

Tens of thousands of Americans have died from prescription opioid abuse since 2016, and millions more have exhibited misuse and dependence symptoms during the same period. Recently, several health law scholars have argued that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement and Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic – Columbus, OH

The Ohio State Law Journal at Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, hosts Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement and Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic October 19, 2018. Read more detail on Recent Law Librarian posts –

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Budget Cuts to CDC’s Epidemic Programs Endanger American Lives

A former chief of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the decision of the Center to cut down 80% of the epidemic prevention activities overseas could raise the danger for the United States. The reason … Continue reading

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How Dreamland Colored My Summer Vacation and Thinking about the Opioid Epidemic

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2018). Elizabeth Weeks Leonard For my Jot this month, I chose a book that is somewhat outside of the typical academic genre, but, for reasons that I will explain, nonetheless worthy … Continue reading

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