1.‘Crackhouse’ Or ‘Safehouse’? U.S. Officials Try To Block Philly’s Supervised Injection Site
An average of three people a day died of opioid overdose in Philadelphia in 2018. But efforts to combat the crisis with a supervised injection site could be stymied by “the crackhouse statute,” a portion of a federal law meant to protect neighborhoods during the crack epidemic of the 1980s.[khn.org]
2.Expanding Opioid Treatment Access
States that have expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults are further ahead in addressing the opioid crisis, the report noted.[USnews]
3.New Nasadad Issue Brief: The Benefits Of Using Gis Technology In-State Substance Use Agencies
A new Issue Brief from NASADAD discusses how geographic information systems (GIS) and other data visualization technologies enhance the way that state substance use agencies plan.[nasadad.org]
4.Trump administration finalizing a ban on flavored e-cigarettes
The Food & Drug Administration is finalizing a compliance policy that will target flavored e-cigarettes and aim to clear the market.[mdedge.com]
5.Some states say they’ll keep fighting Purdue Pharma in court
Courtroom showdowns still face OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, the Sacklers. [medicalxpress.com]
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