New drug-detecting tool could help save lives

The landscape of the illegal drug trade changes constantly, particularly amid the current opioid crisis. Law-enforcement officers regularly find or confiscate pills, powders, and other substances and need to know their composition as quickly as possible to determine legal charges and sometimes to issue lifesaving warnings. Carfentanil is a case in point. This cousin to […]

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~7 min

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Harvard-Michigan opioid summit explores addiction, policy

A University of Michigan-Harvard University summit brought experts from the two universities as well as outside organizations to consider ways to address the opioid epidemic.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 13, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  addiction  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  opioid  barbara-mcquade  craig-summers  david-clayton  marketing  meredith-rosenthal  opioid-epidemic  pharmaceutical-companies  university-of-michigan

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