For decades, the Sackler family has generously supported museums worldwide. But now some favorite Sackler charities are reconsidering whether they want the money at all, and several have already rejected any future gifts, concluding that some family members’ ties to the opioid crisis outweighed the benefits

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“It’s potentially a really big deal,” said Brendan Saloner, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health , who has studied the opioid addiction crisis. Suboxone Film has “a really important role in the overall strategy of combating the overdose crisis,”

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Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased dramatically over the last decade. In 2017, the latest year for which the U.S. government has statistics on the trend, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses

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Little Falls, Minnesota, didn’t do anything revolutionary. They just made a real effort — and spent real money — treating addiction as a disease, not a crime. With comments from our Brendan Saloner

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“[The hospital] didn’t have any programs or anything to go to,” Angerer said. “It’s nobody’s fault but my own, but it definitely would have been helpful if I didn’t get brushed off.”

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Google parent company Alphabet Inc.’s experimental health-care unit Verily plans to partner with hospitals in Ohio, one of the states hardest-hit by the U.S. opioid epidemic, on a tech-heavy approach to treating people with substance-abuse disorders

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New tool helps public health officials determine the scope of the opioid crisis in their communities. Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs

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Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by our Brendan Saloner and colleagues suggests. The finding, they say, represents a missed opportunity to prevent future fatal overdoses in a state that leads the nation in these deaths

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