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Nov 21, 2019

New Research: Non-Opioid Drug Death Rates Are Also on the Rise

The number of Americans dying from drug overdoses has risen rapidly in the last decade, with opioids viewed as the primary culprit. However, recent research suggests that opioids are not the only drug involved. According to Batten professor of economics, Christopher J. Ruhm, half of the overdose deaths have involved polydrug use and deaths involving nonopioid drugs are rising almost as fast as those involving opioids.

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May 08, 2018

Class of 2018: Globetrotting Batten Student Did Anything But Stay Home For School

Althea Pickering will join the World Food Programme in D.C. as a partnerships officer. The organization is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and resilience. (photo courtesy of Dan Addison, University Communications)