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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Rees DI, Sabia JJ, Argys LM
With a little help from my friends: the effects of good samaritan and naloxone access laws on opioid-related deaths.
This study examined the effect of good Samaritan and naxolone access laws (NALs) on opioid-related mortality. Most states have adopted these laws, and the early adopters had the most negative association between NALs and overdose deaths. There was a negative but not statistically significant effect on opioid-related deaths for states with Good Samaritan laws.
Citation: Rees DI, Sabia JJ, Argys LM . With a little help from my friends: the effects of good samaritan and naloxone access laws on opioid-related deaths. J Law Econ 2019 Feb;62(1). doi: 10.1086/700703..
Keywords: Opioids, Mortality, Policy, Medication
Kennedy-Hendricks A, Richey M, McGinty EE
Opioid overdose deaths and Florida's crackdown on pill mills.
The researchers examined the effect on opioid overdose mortality of Florida state laws and law enforcement operations targeting "pill mills." They found that Florida's actions were associated with an estimated 1029 lives saved from prescription opioid overdose over a 34-month period, and estimated reductions in deaths grew over the intervention period.
Citation: Kennedy-Hendricks A, Richey M, McGinty EE . Opioid overdose deaths and Florida's crackdown on pill mills. Am J Public Health 2016 Feb;106(2):291-7. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2015.302953.
Keywords: Policy, Medication, Medication: Safety, Mortality, Opioids