Illegal Synthetic Opioid Consumption in the Asia-Pacific Region

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March 2021

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Illegal Synthetic Opioid Consumption in the Asia-Pacific Region: Assessing the Risks of a Potential Outbreak

Illegally produced synthetic opioids like fentanyl have contributed to rises in overdose deaths in parts of North America and Europe. While many of these substances are produced in Asia, there is little evidence they have entered markets in the Asia-Pacific region. We assess the risks of a potential outbreak. Read more »

A judge's gavel with bottles of prescription drugs. Photo by CatLane/Getty Images

Photo by CatLane/Getty Images

Opioid Litigation: What's New, and What Does It Mean for Future Litigation?

RAND assembled a distinguished group of attorneys, judges, and scholars for a virtual symposium to discuss opioid litigation and its effects on the future of mass litigation.

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Ashlee Mason, 26, serves a customer at The Pottery Cannabis Dispensary, as cannabis deliveries increase amid the spread of COVID-19, in Los Angeles, California, April 14, 2020, photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Density of Cannabis Outlets Associated with Use Among Young Adults

New study finds that a higher density of both licensed and unlicensed cannabis outlets near young adults’ homes was associated with an increase in the prevalence and frequency of cannabis use.

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New Gift to Support Drug Policy Innovation at RAND

A generous gift from engineer and inventor Jack McCauley will support the RAND Drug Policy Research Center and establish the McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation at RAND.

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Beau Kilmer

Beau Kilmer

Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center

McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation, RAND