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.

Inequality Makes People Hate

As inequality increases, so does polarization. Extreme policies pushed by the superwealthy have resulted in a self-reinforcing dynamic in which concentrations for economic and political power feed off each other. Faculty Associate Andrew Cherlin’s writing is quoted.

Q&A: Medicare-for-all is getting a shot of attention. But what does it really mean?

Medicare-for-all is now drawing a surprising amount of attention and support. The bill would create a single national health insurance program that would replace the country’s hodgepodge system in which people get health insurance through employers, Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or buy it privately. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is featured.

What Is All That Confidence About?

According to the Global Adolescent Study and other surveys, gender stereotypes often interfere with confidence. Faculty Associate Robert Blum is quoted.