Sacklers Gave Millions to Institution That Advises on Opioid Policy

For the past decade, the White House and Congress have relied on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a renowned advisory group, to help shape the federal response to the opioid crisis, whether by convening expert panels or delivering policy recommendations and reports. Yet officials with the National Academies have kept quiet about one … Read more

In Jails and Prisons, the White House Sees a Chance to Curtail Opioid Overdoses

The Biden administration this week accelerated efforts to fund opioid addiction treatment in jails and prisons, a core part of its drug policy agenda, calling on states to adopt a novel Medicaid program that will cover health care for incarcerated people. Under new guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, states can ask … Read more