News & Announcements Archive

Controversial tool emerges in opioid fight: fentanyl test strips

A controversial tool has emerged in the fight against opioid overdose deaths. It’s a strip that allows people who use street drugs such as cocaine and heroin to test whether their drugs are laced with fentanyl. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, a co-author of the study, is quoted.

Naloxone maker rolls out cheaper generic, after pricing outcry

The overdose-reversal drug is a critical tool to easing America’s coast-to-coast opioid epidemic. But not everyone on the front lines has all they need. Baltimore’s health department is rationing its supplies of naloxone because it says it can’t afford an adequate stockpile. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.

What puts children in Ethiopia more at risk of being injured

Children in poorer countries are far more at risk of death and disability from injuries than their developed-world peers. There needs to be a better understanding of the situation so that Ethiopia can implement effective, evidence-based action plans to tackle the problem. Faculty Associate Qingfeng Li authored the piece.