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16 Jul 2018

New Issue of Commonwealth Focuses on Opioid Crisis

The newest issue of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy focuses on the topic of the opioid crisis gripping the nation, and particularly, Pennsylvania.

This issue was guest-edited by Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, and current Chair of their Institute of Politics.

Articles include:

  • Law Enforcement in the Twenty-First Century: Partnering to Combat the Opioid Overdose Epidemic | Attorney General Josh Shapiro
  • Drug Overdoses in Pennsylvania: Measuring, Tracking, and Forecasting the Epidemic | Donald S. Burke and Jeanine M. Buchanich
  • Prevention of Opioid Addiction | Ralph E. Tarter, Gerald Cochran, and Maureen Reynolds
  • Treatment, Overdose, and Finding the Road to Recovery | Michael T. Flaherty
  • Forgotten but Not Gone: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic and Other Substance Use Disorders on Families and Children | Dennis C. Daley, Erin Smith, Daniel Balogh, and Jodi Toscolani
  • Physician Responses to the Opioid Epidemic in the Context of Population- Based Pain and Opioid Care | Ajay D. Wasan
  • The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Reducing the Misuse of Prescription Opioids | Lynn S. Mirigian, Laura A. Hendrick, Janice L. Pringle, and Michael A. Zemaitis
  • The Role of Community Coordinated Efforts in Combating the Opioid Overdose Crisis: The Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center | Lynn S. Mirigian, Marco F. Pugliese, Janice L. Pringle, and Monica F. Gaydos

This issue is open access.

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