In a statement submitted to the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, strongly condemns Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs. Calling Duterte’s campaign “morally and…

President Trump declared yesterday that the US opioid crisis is a national emergency, bringing new funds and resources to the problem.   Trump received a briefing on Tuesday but wasn’t yet ready to make a declaration. By yesterday, however, he embraced recommendations of a…

The failure of up to 1/4 of death certificates to detail the specific drug responsible for opioid and heroin-related fatalities complicates the US response effort, but new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine outlines a method for improvement.

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether or not supervised drug-consumption spaces should be used to address the opioid/heroin epidemic, from the summer issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Urban leaders and innovators from across the US convened in Baltimore yesterday to talk about cities—what works, what doesn’t and what’s next—for CityLab Baltimore, the latest in a series of global gatherings in cities across the world to explore the challenges and…

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether or not supervised drug-consumption spaces should be used to address the opioid/heroin epidemic, from the summer issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether supervised drug-consumption spaces should be used to address the opioid/heroin epidemic, from the summer issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.  

Too many applicants failing drug tests means that middle-class factory jobs are going unfilled in places like Youngstown, Ohio. A federal study estimated that the opioid epidemic cost the economy $78.5 billion in 2013, but experts note that number doesn’t count…

Vietnam is believed to be “the next key battleground for brewers” amid a sharp rise in the beer-drinking culture, says a recent Euromonitor International report.

The opioid crisis has given rise to new scams in insurance fraud.   STAT and Boston Globe reporters found that marketers at treatment centers pay “brokers” to recruit addicts with the promise of securing them treatment. They then use fake addresses to sign them up for…