McCance-Katz is setting up a “false dilemma” said Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University. He pointed to evidence that people who use drugs are capable of making decisions to minimize risk to themselves

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A new study shows that fentanyl test strips nudge drug users to take extra precautions

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Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind

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The American Medical Association is opposing a change to patient privacy laws that would allow doctors to more freely share information about a patient’s history of substance use, a proposal that has divided the health care community and highlighted some of the challenges of addressing the opioid epidemic

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Why scientists still aren’t sure. With rates of prescription opioid use disorder and opioid-involved overdose deaths on the rise, the U.S. opioid crisis appears to be continuing unabated

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With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction

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“Taken together, this does not look like the portrait of a nation with improving mental health and addiction issues,” said Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “It’s hard to look at this and not think we need to be doing a better job than we’re doing now

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Cities seeking to open sites where illegal drug users are monitored to prevent overdoses responded defiantly Tuesday to a Justice Department threat to take “swift and aggressive action” against that approach to the nationwide opioid epidemic

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