OPTIC Newsletter

The OPTIC newsletter is a quarterly electronic newsletter highlighting OPTIC research on key topics related to opioids, opioid policy, and opioid policy science, as well as contributions from colleagues across the country. The newsletter is free: to subscribe, fill out the form on our Contact Us page.

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 13

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on trends in Buprenorphine treatment, policies to improved OUD treatment retention, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Jan 4, 2024

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 12

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on understanding the rise in overdose deaths, trends in methadone dispensing, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Jul 19, 2023

  • OPTIC Newsletter, Special Edition: Update on Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds

    This special issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter highlights a valuable source of reliable information about the current status of opioid settlement fund allocation, including the idiosyncrasies of state-specific agreements and reporting requirements..

    Apr 27, 2023

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 11

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on expanding access to MOUD, resources for policymakers, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Mar 23, 2023

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 10

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on concurrent state and federal health policies for opioid use disorder, naloxone access, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Nov 14, 2022

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 9

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on state and federal health policies for opioid use disorder, neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Dec 21, 2021

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 8

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on buprenorphine prescribing, policy responses to substance use treatment during COVID-19, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Sep 14, 2021

  • OPTIC Newsletter, Special Edition: Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds

    This special issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter explores opioid settlement fund allocation and makes recommendations for the most effective allocation of funds.

    Jun 14, 2021

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 7

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on evaluating policy solutions, telehealth for substance use treatment during COVID-19, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Mar 3, 2021

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 6

    This issue of the RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on how insurance affects access to treatment, effectiveness of naloxone access laws, data issue considerations when analyzing opioid policies, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Nov 9, 2020

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 5

    The RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on how COVID-19 is affecting opioid use disorder and treatment, including trends and disparities in treatment, telehealth options, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Jul 20, 2020

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 4

    The RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on punitive policies, differences in naloxone prescribing, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming conferences and presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Mar 9, 2020

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 3

    The RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on outpatient access to buprenorphine, the synthetic opioid surge, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming conferences and presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Sep 30, 2019

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 2

    The RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) newsletter features recent work on the ecology of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), pharmacist naloxone dispensing, other thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming conferences and presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Jun 17, 2019

  • OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 1

    The RAND Opioid Policy and Tools Information Center (OPTIC) features recent work in the opioid policy space, thought-provoking research across the nation, and upcoming conferences and presentations on opioid-related topics.

    Mar 18, 2019