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People Are Using a $1 Test Strip to Check Their Drugs for Fentanyl

Fentanyl, an opioid drug 50 times more potent than heroin is now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide, killing about two people a day in Baltimore alone. Public health experts nationwide, mostly in big cities, are providing fentanyl test strips to drug users to let them test the drugs for themselves. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, one… Read more »

Black and white adult children are moving back home, but for different reasons

Studies focused on 21 to 24-year-olds between 2001 and 2013 indicate that the motivation behind young adults choosing to live at home varies by race. The research could have implications for policymakers looking to address the economic health of young adults. Faculty Associate Sandra Newman, with the Institute for Health and Social Policy, is quoted.

California Considers Medical Price Controls

Proponents of medical price controls in California argue that government intervention is necessary to counter the anticompetitive market power of key providers Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.