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Poison!


Introduction to the Opioid Epidemic

March 01, 2019

Videos:


• Oxycontin promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er78Dj5hyeI
• Oxycontin patients, then and now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=pkeQifzvSNE
• DEA: https://www.dea.gov/galleries/education-and-outreach-videos/chasing-dragon
• Energy and Commerce Committee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=Ad-8mdZ-rCo
Further Reading:
1. Kolodny A, Courtwright DT, Hwang CS, Kreiner P, Eadie JL, Clark TW, Alexander GC. The prescription opioid and heroin crisis: a public health approach to an epidemic of addiction. Annu Rev Public Health. 2015 Mar 18;36:559-74. Doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031914-122957. Epub 2015 Jan 12. Review.
2. US GAO (Gen. Account. Off.). OxyContin Abuse and Diversion and Efforts to Address the Problem. GAO-04-110. Washington, DC: GAO. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04110.pdf
3. https://khn.org/news/purdue-and-the-oxycontin-files/
4. https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/REPORT-Fueling%20an%20Epidemic-Exposing%20the%20Financial%20Ties%20Between%20Opioid%20Manufacturers%20and%20Third%20Party%20Advocacy%20Groups.pdf
5. https://docs.house.gov/meetings/GO/GO00/20160322/104723/HHRG-114-GO00-Wstate-BotticelliM-20160322.pdf
6. https://www3.nd.edu/~elieber/research/ELP.pdf
7. https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/Pain_Std_History_Web_Version_05122017.pdf
8. https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-11/DIR-032-18%202018%20NDTA%20%5Bfinal%5D%20low%20resolution11-20.pdf
9. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis
10. https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2018/05/nearly-half-opioid-related-overdose-deaths-involve-fentanyl
11. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db329-h.pdf
12. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/add.14474
13. https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/us-opioid-epidemic
14. https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/USCC%20Staff%20Report_Fentanyl-China%E2%80%99s%20Deadly%20Export%20to%20the%20United%20States020117.pdf
15. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis


Music provided by:
Scott Holmes - So happy
Lee Rosevere - Keeping old letters
David Hilowitz - Chance Encounter
Alan Spiljak - Forgotten
Broke For Free - High School Snaps


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