Opioids Newsroom

Opioids Newsroom

AHRQ’s blog posts, infographics, and announcements on its latest efforts to help end the opioid epidemic.

AHRQ provides an overview of its ongoing work on opioids with regular posts on the AHRQ Views blog. The Agency also announces new findings and initiatives with press releases and infographics that summarize AHRQ’s findings.

AHRQ Views Blogs

Date Title
9/20/2018 Pulling Back the Curtain on the Casualties of Today's Opioids Crisis
6/25/2018 Developing a Health Services Research Agenda To Combat the Opioid Crisis
6/19/2018 Shifting Focus: Non-Opioid Strategies For Chronic Pain
3/22/2018 Digging Into County-Level Hospital Statistics To Understand the Impact of Opioids
2/14/2018 AHRQ Stands Ready To Assist Secretary Azar in the Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
1/08/2018 AHRQ Intensifies the Battle Against Opioid Misuse in 2017, Commits to More Progress in 2018
10/31/2017 Joining the Battle Against Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
8/23/2017 Providing a State-by-State Picture of the Nation's Opioids Crisis
6/20/2017 Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data

Press Releases

Date Title
9/18/18 New AHRQ Reports Highlight Seniors’ Struggles with Opioids


Link to Non-Elderly Use of Opioids, 2015-2016
Non-Elderly Use of Opioids, 2015-2016
PDF (6.8 MB)
Opioids' Impact on Seniors
Opioids' Impact on Seniors
PDF (1.1 MB)
Women have higher rates of opioid-related hospitalizations in most states.
Women Have Higher Rates of Opioid-Related Hospitalizations in Most States
PDF (414 KB)
Title: Opioids' Burden on Hospital Care: A State-by-State Comparison.
Rates of Opioid-Related Hospital Stays: How States Compared in 2014
PDF (336 KB)
Link to Infographic - Opioid Overuse on the Rise. More Widespread Across the U.S.
Opioid Overuse on the Rise: More Widespread Across the United States
PDF (551 KB)
Page last reviewed April 2019
Page originally created September 2018
Internet Citation: Opioids Newsroom. Content last reviewed April 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/opioids/whats-new/newsroom.html
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