2019

National Partnership for Maternal Safety: consensus bundle on venous thromboembolism (Obstetrics & Gynecology: November 2019 – Volume 134 – Issue 5 – p 1115-1117)

  • “Advice to give women blood thinners after C-sections draws fire,” by Jared S. Hopkins, Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/y3sxz9yq
  • “US advice to give anticoagulants after caesarean under scrutiny,” by Janice Hopkins Tanne, BMJ 2019 Oct 31;367:l6325. doi:10.1136/bmj.l6325

Apparent clinical investigation testing the effectiveness of sustained-release naltrexone implants for treatment of opioid and alcohol use disorders that was conducted in violation of Food and Drug Administration human subjects protection and investigational new drug application regulations. (Public Citizen Health Research Group Publication #2499, November 20, 2019.  Available here.)

  • “FDA urged to investigate use of unapproved anti-opioid implant on prisoners and the homeless,” by Marie McCullough, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/ue8l6u9
  • “Group wants FDA investigation of Louisiana prisons offering unapproved addiction-fighting implant,” by Jacqueline DeRobertis, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), November 20, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/ulhzgrl
  • “Louisiana tried to help prisoners fight opioid addiction. Here’s why doctors objected,” by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/u8l9kvv

Association between automotive assembly plant closures and opioid overdose mortality in the United States: a difference-in-differences analysis (JAMA Internal Medicine 2020 Feb;180(2):254-262. Full text.)

  • “Increase in opioid deaths after auto plants close up,” by Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, December 31, 2019, page B1. https://tinyurl.com/rve3qqf
  • “Automotive plant closures may be linked with a rise in opioid overdose deaths, new study says,” by Jacqueline Howard, CNN, December 30, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/vrwx36b
  • “Opioid overdose deaths linked to auto assembly plant closures, study finds,” by Robert Glatter, Forbes, December 30, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/tf9zjkx
  • “Counties where auto plants close see higher rates of opioid overdose deaths, new research finds,” by Taylor Telford, Washington Post, December 31, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/uh55qde
  • “The true cause of the opioid epidemic,” by Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, January 1, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/r2p9dw2
  • “Study finds correlation between U.S. opioid deaths and auto plant closures,” CBC News, January 2, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/yhs5kzky
  • “Oshawa mayor concerned by study finding possible link between U.S. auto plant closures, opioid deaths,” CBC News, January 3, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/yhxt2jkm
  • “Factory closures may have helped fuel the opioid crisis. Here’s how,” by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/ukjyr85
  • “Raising the minimum wage by $1 may prevent thousands of suicides, study shows,” by Graison Dangor, NPR, January 8, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/sqo8nyx
  • “Increasing the minimum wage by $1 could reduce US suicide rates, study finds,” by Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, January 9, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/ro36ghh
  • “Bitterness and despair: The human toll of the Northern Pulp mill closure,” by Aaron Beswick, the Chronicle Herald (Halifax), January 24, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/rzbh8xt