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01.14.20

Addiction Policy & Practice Summer Program

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Hosted by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University. The Addiction Policy & Practice Summer Program brings together leading practitioners, policymakers, advocates, journalists, and academics to explore various aspects of drug law and policy. Speakers will set the stage for an examination of […]

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12.06.19

Data Key to Pennsylvania’s Drop in Opioid-Related Fatalities

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With: Regina LaBelle By: Government Technology Link: https://www.govtech.com/health/Data-Key-to-Pennsylvanias-Drop-in-Opioid-Related-Fatalities.html

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11.27.19

Feds May Pursue Criminal Charges Against Opioid-Makers

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With: Regina LaBelle By: NPR Link: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/27/783223378/feds-may-pursue-criminal-charges-against-opioid-makers

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11.19.19

Advancing the Evidence

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The Advancing the Evidence project focuses on strategies to advance evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) in correctional settings, including access to medication for opioid use disorder. The Advancing the Evidence listserv provides a forum to exchange ideas, request advice and recommendations, and share best practices, legislative updates, research, and policies on SUD treatment […]

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11.15.19

Legislators Should Think Outside the Box to Fight the Opioid Epidemic – Support of Safe Injection Sites is An Opportunity to Prevent Diseases and Overdose Deaths

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Many communities that hard being hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic are looking for innovative ways to increase efforts to reach out to PWID and reverse the exponential increases in overdose deaths, infectious disease, and substance use in their regions by operating supervised safe injection sites. The city of Philadelphia is well on its […]

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11.11.19

Why China’s Conviction of 9 Fentanyl Traffickers Is Unlikely to Stop Exports to the U.S.

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With: Regina LaBelle By: TIME Link: https://time.com/5721720/china-fentanyl-convictions/

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11.07.19

There is No Negligence in the Air: The Opioid Crisis as a Consequence of State Failures

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Last week, the O’Neill Institute held an event titled: “Applying the Evidence: Legal and Policy Approaches to Address Opioid Use Disorder in the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Settings.” At this event, policymakers and stakeholders discussed strategies to implement a preventative, restorative approach to the opioid crisis.  During the event, moderator Michael Botticelli noted that […]

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11.01.19

The nation’s response to addiction: Moving from rescue to recovery

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By: Regina LaBelle Outlet: The Hill Link: https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/468486-the-nations-response-to-addiction-moving-from-rescue-to-recovery

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10.29.19

Saving Lives: Access To Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails, Prisons, and Reentry

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This post was written by Shelly Weizman and Somer Brown. “From 2005 to 2015 I was in and out of the system. Most of the time I was a client at the clinic getting methadone, but when I would get incarcerated they just didn’t offer it. It wasn’t available to anyone. I went cold turkey. […]

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10.28.19

Addiction and Child Welfare Policy: Ensuring Healthier Outcomes for Families

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This post was written by Regina LaBelle, Shelly Weizman, and Somer Brown Megan Webbley, a mother of four, died of a drug overdose on September 29, 2019 in Vermont. Her grieving father wrote the following in her obituary: “To editorialize, I am hoping that the Department for Children and Families rethinks its mission to be […]

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