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Charles Ornstein, Measuring the Toll of the Opioid Epidemic Is Tougher Than It Seems, ProPublica (March 13, 2018)

  • Journalist reviews sources of data about opioid deaths, ER visits, prescriptions, and so on, from government agencies and nonprofits.  He parses out the limits of the data--this source is dated, that source only covers Medicaid patients, and so on. Excellent introduction to the data.
  • Links to author's 8-page tipsheet, Covering Opioids with Data (March 2018)

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