CT OPIOID REPORTING PROJECT
The Connecticut EMS Opioid Reporting Project is unique because it provides near real time surveillance of the opioid epidemic, collects valuable data on opioid overdoses, and establishes an early warning system to alert the public to overdose spikes. It's a collaborative project involving the Connecticut Poison Control Center at UConn Health, the UConn John Dempsey Hospital Emergency Department, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
LOTTERY REVENUES MAY FUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE COSTS
"The bill calls on the governor to consult with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and other state officials on the feasibility of letting the lottery offer its games online or through a mobile application. The governor will then determine whether the on-line offering is doable, the bill says, and whether the revenue from it is enough to cover the cost of a debt-free community college plan." READ THE FULL ARTICLE.
"NIH SCIENTISTS CALL ATTENTION TO THE IMPACT OF OPIOIDS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN"
"... The misuse of opioids before and during pregnancy can raise the risk of health consequences for both woman and child, potentially leading to intergenerational cycles of opioid overuse. Opioid exposure during pregnancy is known to cause neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, or neonatal abstinence syndrome, which can make newborns irritable and inconsolable and have trouble eating and sleeping. These infants are also at higher risk of developing behavioral and educational problems later in life."
Excerpt from National Institutes of Health Media Advisory. Read the full report.