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A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Jay C. Butler,Michael R. Fraser
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0190056819
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC The opioid crisis has devastated families and communities across the United States. Changes in policing and medical practices have been swift, but they've achieved only a modest impact on the fundamental causes of substance misuse and addiction. The necessity for upstream intervention is clear. But what does that look like? A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic does what only a public health approach can: offer credible, scalable, and empirically supported approaches to uprooting one of society's most pernicious challenges. It systemizes the core tenets of the public health approach to substance misuse and addiction, which alongside clinical approaches (prescription guidelines and monitoring, increased access to overdose-reversal medication, and medication-assisted treatment availability) offers a roadmap for end-to-end response to this diverse problem. Core elements of the public health approach, all covered here in practical terms, include: · How to support community-based, primary prevention of substance misuse and addiction in different settings and populations · How to effectively address the cultural, social, and environmental aspects of health that are driving the current epidemic · How governmental public health agencies play a significant role in responding to the epidemic, both in the field's traditional model of disease surveillance and control and in more directed approaches to health promotion (building community resilience; addressing the impact of adverse childhood events; mitigating the root causes of addiction) These frameworks offer a foundation for understanding, analyzing, and meaningfully impacting the burden of opioid misuse and addiction in any population or setting. A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic is a roadmap for meaningful change.

The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis Book
Author : Sabine Cherenfant
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 1534505261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Opioids are pain relievers that include legal drugs like morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone and illegal drugs like heroin. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a public health crisis after 42,249 people in the United States died of opioid overdoses in 2016. Opioid prescription has been on the rise since the 1990s, when pharmaceutical companies asserted that the pain relievers were not addictive, though the tragic consequences have proven otherwise. This volume explores the history of the opioid crisis and solutions that have been proposed to fight this increasingly deadly epidemic.

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2018-07-15
ISBN : 1642820571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The United States is currently suffering the worst addiction crisis in history. Addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin, and illegal synthetic opioids, is ravaging the country, destroying families, homes, and communities in its path. This riveting collection of articles tracks the opioid crisis from its earliest days through the present, aggregating human interest stories with news stories on how the government and public are responding to the epidemic. With such breadth of journalism examining the causes, impact, and response to the crisis, this collection offers readers a comprehensive approach to an unfortunately frequent topic of headlines.

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-07-22
ISBN : 0128223901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: The Role of Providers and the Clinical Laboratory in Understanding Who Is Vulnerable covers the important aspects that are essential in fighting the opioid epidemic. This succinct reference highlights how the toxicology laboratory can play a vital role in fighting the opioid epidemic by implementing a robust system for drugs of abuse testing as well as drug testing in pain management patients. It targets health care professionals in a technical manner, discussing polymorphisms of important genes that may be associated with increased vulnerability of alcohol and drug addiction to an individual. Covers all important aspects of opioid abuse, including genetic and environmental factors Discusses pharmacology, toxicology and the pharmacogenomics related to opioid metabolism Presents genetic and environmental factors associated with those vulnerable to opioid addiction, as well as the pitfalls of drug testing in pain management

Fighting Michigan s Prescription Opioid Epidemic

Fighting Michigan s Prescription Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Abhiram Bhashyam,Elias Dayoub,Aaron Quarles,Nathan Scott (MPP)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Fighting Michigan s Prescription Opioid Epidemic book written by Abhiram Bhashyam,Elias Dayoub,Aaron Quarles,Nathan Scott (MPP), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Yngvild Olsen,Joshua M. Sharfstein
Publisher : What Everyone Needs to Know(r
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0190916036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An incisive, essential guide to understanding one of today's most urgent -- and complex -- problems. The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know® is an accessible, nonpartisan overview of the causes, politics, and treatments tied to the most devastating health crisis of our time. Its comprehensive approach and Q&A format offer readers a practical path to understanding the epidemic from all sides. Written by two expert physicians and enriched with stories from their experiences on the front lines of this epidemic, this book is a critical resource for any general reader -- and for the individuals and families fighting this fight in their own lives.

If You Love Me

If You Love Me Book
Author : Maureen Cavanagh
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2018-09-04
ISBN : 1250297354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir If You Love Me is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder. Fast-paced and heartwarming, devastating and redemptive, Maureen’s incredible odyssey into the opioid crisis—first as a parent, then as an advocate—is ultimately a deeply moving mother-daughter story. When Maureen and her ex-husband Mike see their daughter Katie’s needle track marks for the first time, it is a complete shock. But, slowly, the drug use explains everything—Katie’s constant exhaustion, erratic moods, and all those spoons that have gone missing from the house. Once Mike and Maureen get Katie into detox, Maureen goes to sleep that night hoping that in 48 hours she’ll have her daughter back. It’s not that simple. Like the millions of parents and relatives all over the country—some of whom she has helped through her nonprofit organization—Maureen learns that recovery is neither straightforward nor brief. She fights to save Katie’s life, breaking down doors on the seedy side of town with Mike, kidnapping Katie outside a convenience store, and battling the taboo around substance use disorder in her picturesque New England town. Maureen is launched into the shadowy world of overcrowded, for-profit rehabilitation centers that often prey on worried parents. As Katie runs away from one program after another, never outrunning her pain, Maureen realizes that even while she becomes an expert on getting countless men and women into detox and treatment centers, she remains powerless to save her own daughter. Maureen's unforgettable story brings the opioid crisis out of the shadows and into the house next door.

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States Book
Author : Kant B. Patel,Mark E. Rushefsky
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-30
ISBN : 1000456323
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The current opioid epidemic in the United States began in the mid-1990s with the introduction of a new drug, OxyContin, viewed as a safer and more effective opiate for chronic pain management. By 2017, the opioid epidemic had become a full-blown crisis as over two million Americans had become dependent on and abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. This book examines the origins, development, and rise of the opioid epidemic in the United States from the perspective of the public policy process. The authors, political scientists Kant Patel and Mark Rushefsky, discuss institutional features of the American political system that impact the making of public policy, arguing that the fragmentation of that system hinders the ability to coherently address policy problems, taking the opioid epidemic as an example. The book begins with a brief historical examination of the history of the problem of opioid addiction and crises in the United States and public policy responses to past crises, but the main focus is on the current national public health emergency. The book analyzes the following: The origins of the current crisis Indicators and warning signs pointing to the emergence of a significant public problem Factors that contributed to the opioid crisis Why the crisis emerged in the United States and not in other Western countries The nature and scope of the opioid crisis, including socioeconomic and demographic characteristics and the human, social, and economic costs Presidential administrations’ public response, and nonresponse, to the opioid crisis Parallels between the role played by opioid manufacturers and tobacco/cigarette manufacturers in creating the problem of addiction, resulting in high mortality rates, and the public policy response to both This book explores the national policy response to the opioid crisis, as well as state and local government responses and separation of powers, including how the three branches of government deal with the opioid problem. The authors conclude with a discussion of how accurate problem definition, problem diagnosis, and appropriate and timely responses could have produced a more appropriate and robust policy response—policy process tools that will be essential in fighting both the current crisis and the next one. The Opioid Epidemic in the United States is essential reading for policy analysis courses in political science, health, and social work programs, as well as for United States policymakers at the local, state, and national levels.

Fighting for Space

Fighting for Space Book
Author : Travis Lupick
Publisher : arsenal pulp press
Release : 2018-06-05
ISBN : 1551527138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic; with the introduction of fentanyl, the chances of a fatal overdose are greater than ever, prompting many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. While deaths across the continent continue to climb, Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city’s response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Over the past twenty-five years, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighborhood organized themselves in response to the growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. The "genocide" in Vancouver finally sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience. Fighting for Space tells that story—including case studies in Ohio, Florida, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Washington state—with the same passionate fervor as the activists whose tireless work gave dignity to addicts and saved countless lives.

Funding Considerations in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

Funding Considerations in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Testimony presented before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on April 5, 2017.

The Opioid Epidemics in the United States

The Opioid Epidemics in the United States Book
Author : Kant Patel,Mark E. Rushefsky
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-10
ISBN : 9781003215899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The current opioid epidemic in the United States began in the mid-1990s with the introduction a new drug, OxyContin, viewed as a safer and more effective opiate for chronic pain management. By 2017, the opioid epidemic had become a full-blown crisis as over 2 million Americans had become dependent on and abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. This book examines the origins, development, and rise of the opioid epidemic in the United States from the perspective of the public policy process. The authors, political scientists Kant Patel and Mark Rushefsky, discuss institutional features of the American political system that impact the making of public policy, arguing that the fragmentation of that system hinders the ability to coherently address policy problems, taking the opioid epidemic as an example. The book begins with a brief historical examination of the history of the problem of opioid addiction and crises in the United States and public policy responses to past crises, but the main focus is on our current national public health emergency. The book analyzes: The origins of the current crisis Indicators and warning signs pointing to the emergence of a significant public problem Factors that contributed to the opioid crisis Why the crisis emerged in the United States and not in other Western countries The nature and scope of the opioid crisis, including socio-economic and demographic characteristics and the human, social, and economic costs Presidential administrations' public response, and non-response, to the opioid crisis - Parallels between the role played by opioid manufacturers and tobacco/cigarette manufacturers in creating the problem of addiction, resulting in high mortality rates, and the public policy response to both. This book explores the national policy response to the opioid crisis, as well as state and local government responses and separation of powers, including how the three branches of government deal with the opioid problem. The authors conclude with a discussion of how accurate problem definition, problem diagnosis, and appropriate and timely responses could have produced a more appropriate and robust policy response--policy process tools that will be essential in fighting both the current crisis and the next one. The Opioid Epidemic in the United States is essential reading for policy analysis courses in political science, health, and social work programs, as well as for US policymakers at the local, state, and national levels"--

Death in Mud Lick

Death in Mud Lick Book
Author : Eric Eyre
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 1982105313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize in the investigative reporting category, an urgent, riveting, and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns, decimating communities. Death in Mud Lick is the story of a pharmacy in Kermit, West Virginia, that distributed 12 million opioid pain pills in three years to a town with a population of 382 people—and of one woman, desperate for justice, after losing her brother to overdose. Debbie Preece’s fight for accountability for her brother’s death took her well beyond the Sav-Rite Pharmacy in coal country, ultimately leading to three of the biggest drug wholesalers in the country. She was joined by a crusading lawyer and by local journalist, Eric Eyre, who uncovered a massive opioid pill-dumping scandal that shook the foundation of America’s largest drug companies—and won him a Pulitzer Prize. Part Erin Brockovich, part Spotlight, Death in Mud Lick details the clandestine meetings with whistleblowers; a court fight to unseal filings that the drug distributors tried to keep hidden, a push to secure the DEA pill-shipment data, and the fallout after Eyre’s local paper, the Gazette-Mail, the smallest newspaper ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, broke the story. Eyre follows the opioid shipments into individual counties, pharmacies, and homes in West Virginia and explains how thousands of Appalachians got hooked on prescription drugs—resulting in the highest overdose rates in the country. But despite the tragedy, there is also hope as citizens banded together to create positive change—and won. A work of deep reporting and personal conviction, Eric Eyre’s intimate portrayal of a national public health crisis illuminates the shocking pattern of corporate greed and its repercussions for the citizens of West Virginia—and the nation—to this day.

Heroes of the Opioid Crisis Book

Heroes of the Opioid Crisis Book Book
Author : Marco Derhy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-09-15
ISBN : 9781693402807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The greatest challenges we face are overcome when we come together as a nation to solve them. The opioid crisis is one of these challenges. This book documents my drive to discover not only the roots of this epidemic, but also the possible solutions to one of the most pressing issues our country is facing. Interviewing the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders in this fight, this book explores their motivations, inspirations, and plans of action in their mission to provide effective, long-lasting solutions to this crisis. I had the pleasure to not only gain invaluable insight on the forefront of this issue, but also to meet the heroes who are fighting this issue tirelessly every day to make sure it is defeated. The courage, hope, and wisdom they share has provided me and countless others the inspiration to keep fighting this fight until we, as a country, prevail. Together, we will keep fighting. Together, we will win this fight. The heroes in this book show us how. Marco Derhy

The Opioid Epidemic and the Food and Drug Administration

The Opioid Epidemic and the Food and Drug Administration Book
Author : Congressional Research Service
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-01-02
ISBN : 9781793031419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual number of drug overdose deaths in the United States involving opioids has more than quadrupled since 1999. CDC estimates that in 2016, more than 63,000 people died from a drug overdose, and approximately 42,000 of these deaths involved an opioid. In combating the opioid epidemic, one central challenge for state and federal regulators is striking a balance between taking aggressive action to fight opioid misuse and addiction, while simultaneously protecting access to medication for patients who experience severe pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-the executive agency tasked with protecting the public health by ensuring the nation's drug supply is safe and effective-has a pivotal role in addressing these issues. This report focuses on FDA's role as a key player in federal efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. The report provides an overview of FDA's role in approving new prescription drugs, including certain challenges presented by the approval and regulation of opioid products. Next, the report addresses FDA's multifaceted approach in its response to the opioid epidemic, the agency's use of its existing legal authorities under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act or Act), and recent agency action taken to target the misuse of opioid medications. The report concludes with a discussion of selected provisions of the recently enacted Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act), which amends the FD&C Act and provides FDA with new tools to combat opioid abuse.

Lifelines

Lifelines Book
Author : Dr. Leana Wen
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2021-07-27
ISBN : 1250186242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. “Public health saved your life today—you just don’t know it,” is a phrase that Dr. Leana Wen likes to use. You don’t know it because good public health is invisible. It becomes visible only in its absence, when it is underfunded and ignored, a bitter truth laid bare as never before by the devastation of COVID-19. Leana Wen—emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, CNN medical analyst, and Washington Post contributing columnist—has lived on the front lines of public health, leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, outbreaks of infectious disease, maternal and infant mortality, and COVID-19 disinformation. Here, in gripping detail, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills, treating gun violence as a contagious disease, for example, and racism as a threat to health. Wen also tells her own uniquely American story: an immigrant from China, she and her family received food stamps and were at times homeless despite her parents working multiple jobs. That child went on to attend college at thirteen, become a Rhodes scholar, and turn to public health as the way to make a difference in the country that had offered her such possibilities. Ultimately, she insists, it is public health that ensures citizens are not robbed of decades of life, and that where children live does not determine whether they live.

Drug Warrior

Drug Warrior Book
Author : Jack Riley
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2019-02-19
ISBN : 1602865841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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DEA Agent Jack Riley, "[Chicago's] most famous federal agent since the days of The Untouchables" (-Rolling Stone)tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for using his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was promoted to lead the fight against Chapo on the border at El Paso. Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. Jack Riley started his career as an undercover street agent in Chicago busting small-time dealers. By the time he worked his way up to second in command of the DEA-a post few field agents ever reach-he had overseen every major mission to capture foreign drug kingpins since the 1990s, and had witnessed first-hand how El Chapo changed the game. As brilliant as he was lethal, Chapo not only decimated his competition, he foresaw Americans' dependence on opioids and heroin, and manipulated supply to increase demand. Riley's story culminates as he and the DEA win their greatest victory-the capture and extradition of his long-time nemesis-and Chapo faces his darkest fear: U.S. justice. A riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA, Drug Warrior is a critical examination of how America's opioid crisis came to be, and the extraordinary people fighting it.

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic and the Rise in Suicide Rates in the United States During the Beginning of the 21st Century

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic and the Rise in Suicide Rates in the United States During the Beginning of the 21st Century Book
Author : Julian Santaella Tenorio
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As public efforts continue to fight the opioid epidemic, these findings can help inform future research that will guide the development of suicide prevention strategies and approaches to reduce the burden that the opioid epidemic poses on communities.

The Opioid Epidemic And Drug Addiction

The Opioid Epidemic And Drug Addiction Book
Author : Babette Ruggiero
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-07-24
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Across most generations, genders and demographics in the U.S., drug use has increased. Whether discussing heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana or synthetics, American drug abuse has reached alarming levels. With so much information available about the dangers of drug use and headline after headline about record opioid abuse and overdoses, one would think that these numbers would be headed in the opposite direction. Why have Americans seemingly gone backward in the fight against drug abuse?

How First Responders and Er Doctors Save Lives and Educate

How First Responders and Er Doctors Save Lives and Educate Book
Author : Ashley Nicole
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 9781422243848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thousands of Americans die of drug overdoses each year, and the impact of opioids on the death toll is undeniable. Overdose deaths are linked not only to heroin and fentanyl, but also to pain medications prescribed by doctors. These highly addictive drugs have long-term consequences with risk of overdose being just one. First responders and ER doctors fight the opioid epidemic on the front lines, preventing overdose and death each day. This book explores the situations first responders and ER doctors deal with regularly as well as the efforts communities can make to fight back against the crisis that is killing indiscriminately.

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2018-07-15
ISBN : 164282058X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The United States is currently suffering the worst addiction crisis in history. Addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin, and illegal synthetic opioids, is ravaging the country, destroying families, homes, and communities in its path. This riveting collection of articles tracks the opioid crisis from its earliest days through the present, aggregating human interest stories with news stories on how the government and public are responding to the epidemic. With such breadth of journalism examining the causes, impact, and response to the crisis, this collection offers readers a comprehensive approach to an unfortunately frequent topic of headlines.