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    Research Brief

    Consider a Range of Policy Areas to Solve the Opioid Crisis

    Jul 3, 2018

    Many thoughtful policies have been implemented to reduce access to opioids and enhance treatment for addiction. But policies targeting one part of the system can have unintended effects on another. To combat the crisis, decisionmakers will need to weigh potential policy outcomes across the entire opioid ecosystem.

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    News Release

    Risky Prescribing of Opioids Linked to More Fatal Overdoses and Other Deaths

    Jun 18, 2018

    When patients are prescribed opioids in risky ways, their chance of dying increases, and their odds of death go higher as the number of risky opioid prescriptions increases.

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