China's Role in the U.S. Opioid Crisis

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Sept 2018

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China's Role in the U.S. Opioid Crisis

China's export-led economic strategy and lack of regulatory oversight have created favorable conditions for the production and exportation of synthetic opioids and related chemicals. Understanding recent developments in the opioid crisis and shifting supply channels is critical to policy design. Read more »

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How Cannabis Ads Affect Youth: Q&A with Elizabeth D'Amico

RAND's Elizabeth D'Amico discusses her research on how medical cannabis advertising influences adolescents' use of—and positive attitudes toward—the drug. Los Angeles County used the findings to limit the placement of cannabis billboards and signage outside dispensaries.

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Does Tobacco Advertising Influence Kids' Willingness to Try Vaping?

Exposure to the tobacco “power wall” in convenience stores and other retail settings may increase adolescents' willingness to try e-cigarettes, much like other tobacco products.

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Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care

Efforts to integrate substance use disorder treatment into primary care are growing. Following a multi-year implementation intervention, access to external funding and staff support appeared to be critical elements for sustaining care over time.

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Beau Kilmer

Beau Kilmer

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Codirector, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

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