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.

2021

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 8

    Sep 14, 2021

    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.

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    OPTIC Newsletter, Special Edition: Allocating Opioid Settlement Funds

    Jun 14, 2021

    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.

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 7

    Mar 3, 2021

    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.

2020

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 6

    Nov 9, 2020

    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.

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 5

    Jul 20, 2020

    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.

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 4

    Mar 9, 2020

    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.

2019

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 3

    Sep 30, 2019

    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.

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 2

    Jun 17, 2019

    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.

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    OPTIC Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 1

    Mar 18, 2019

    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.