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Stories Of Addiction Show Communities Searching For ‘Way Out’ Of Opioid Epidemic

KHN Morning Briefing

The New York Times reports from multiple states on patients and families, each dealing with a wrenching crisis. In related news, hospital “cuddlers” help soothe dependent newborns, Indiana’s new governor pledges to roll back Mike Pence’s needle exchange restrictions and police in Wyoming are trained to use Narcan.

Police Treat More Of San Francisco’s Mental Health Crises

KHN Morning Briefing

A hostage negotiation team says it is better equipped to handle people dealing with acute mental health problems in emergencies instead of resorting to using lethal force. In California, people not living in the U.S. legally are dealing with the mental health ramifications that a fear of deportation and the threat of violence are bringing after the 2016 election.

Research On Cutting Edge Drugs Missing One Thing: Minorities

KHN Morning Briefing

Scientists are trying to fix the imbalance, but many obstacles stand in the way. In other public health news, people are most likely to die between Christmas and New Year’s and no one really knows why; a medical mystery is solved; scientists find a new way to identify a concussion; and mumps cases are on the rise.

Investigation: Pharma Raided DEA Ranks, Hiring Architects Of Agency’s Opioid Enforcement Strategy

KHN Morning Briefing

A Washington Post investigation looks at the practice of the industry hiring the very people who had designed ways to curb the opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, hundreds of Americans are dying unnecessarily because they can’t get overdose medication and a company that produces kits to test for fentanyl simply re-branded an old product prone to errors to capitalize on law enforcement’s demand.