Publication Title: 
Public Health Reports
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

So far, it looks as if law has reduced the damage but not turned back the tide in the opioid epidemic. Given that most states now have adopted some version of Good Samaritan, naloxone access, and PDMP laws, where do lawmakers go next? Scott Burris offers a few options, including focusing on despair, going after pharmaceutical companies, doubling down on harm reduction and a public health drug policy, and better regulation of treatment.