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Recent news articles from Region III

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DELAWARE:

Delaware Goes PurpleDover Post, September 19, 2019

Opioids: A Look at Who's Been Dying from OverdosesSmyrna-Clayton Sun-Times, September 18, 2019

Opioids: Addressing Delaware’s CrisisDover Post, September 18, 2019

After six Fatal Opioid Overdoses Over Labor Day Weekend, Delaware Issues WarningDelaware Online, September 3, 2019

4 Takeaways from Delaware's Most Comprehensive Overdose Death StudyWHYY, August 15, 2019

DPH Releases First Drug Overdose Mortality Surveillance Reportnews.delaware.gov, August 14, 2019

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:

DC to Offer Overdose-Reversing Drug for Free at Some PharmaciesNBC4 Washington, August 30, 2019

Probes of E-Cigarette Giant Juul Under Way in Illinois, DCWTOP, August 30, 2019

D.C. Will Not Meet Goal of Cutting in Half New HIV Diagnoses by 2020Washington Post, August 29, 2019

This DC-Based Traveling Exhibit Wants to Encourage Conversations About Mental Health on College CampusesWashingtonian, August 28, 2019

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental HealthEdSurge, August 26, 2019

 

MARYLAND:

Department of Health Rolls out Naloxone Electronic ToolkitCumberland Times-News, September 24, 2019

Annapolis Opioid Deaths Remain Steady as Anne Arundel County, Maryland Numbers DipCapital Gazette, September 22, 2019

Opioid Overdose Deaths in Maryland Drop for First Half of the YearBaltimore Sun, September 17, 2019

Death of Teen Found in Inner Harbor Highlights Gap in Mental Health Services for Homeless Baltimore YouthBaltimore Sun, August 30, 2019

Hogan Administration Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis in MarylandBaltimore Sun, August 30, 2019

Study Captures Risk for Opioid Death Via Maryland DatabasesPain Medicine News, August 9, 2019

 

PENNSYLVANIA:

Judge: Philly Supervised Injection Site Proposal Does Not Violate Federal Law, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 2, 2019

Schuylkill Nursing Professor Researches Impact of Opioid Addiction on FamiliesPenn State News, September 23, 2019

Opioid-Overdose Admissions Drop at Pennsylvania Hospitals, Report FindsNBC10 Philadelphia, September 18, 2019

Perry County Prison to Begin Addiction Treatments, PennLive, September 3, 2019

Penn Ramps Up Addiction Research that Could Help Doctors Tailor Treatments, witf, September 2, 2019

 

VIRGINIA:

Opioid Ripples: Breaking the CyclePrince William Times, October 9, 2019

Governor Northam Signs Executive Order to Continue Advisory Commission on Opioids and AddictionNBC29, September 26, 2019

Virginia Isn't Ready to Settle with Purdue - Yet. Here's What it Wants.Virginia Mercury, September 24, 2019

Virginia Deaths Rising Despite Opioid Overdose Drug Spending, NBC4, September 2, 2019

Local Groups Mark International Overdose Day with Training for CommunityFree Lance-Star, August 30, 2019

Virginia Expands Data Sharing Platform to Combat Opioid Crisis, Health IT Analytics, August 28, 2019

 

WEST VIRGINIA:

Born Exposed: Reporting Collaboration Examines How Opioids Are Affecting Mothers, ChildrenWV Public Broadcasting, September 23, 2019

Capito Commends Contract Between University in W.Va. and DHS to Fight Opioid CrisisRipon Advance, September 3, 2019

'The Nightmare Everyone Is Worried About': HIV Cases Tied to Opioids Spike in West Virginia CountyPolitico, September 2, 2019

West Virginia Struggles to Overcome Opioid CrisisCNN

 

NATIONAL:

Justice Department Reveals Its Number-Crunching Methods to Catch Opioid Over-PrescribersCNN, September 24, 2019

Preference for Fentanyl Higher among Young, White, Frequent Opioid UsersScience Daily, September 18, 2019

D.C. Region to Receive About $90 Million in Federal Funding for Opioid CrisisWAMU, September 5, 2019

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials, New York Times, August 23, 2019

Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention, Response Featured in New NACCHO SurveyMiddlesboro Daily News, August 26, 2019

 

RESEARCH:

Medications for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Adolescents: A Narrative Review and Assessment of Clinical Benefits and Potential Risks, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 80(4), 393–402 (2019)