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Archive-It Collection 9280: Opioid Epidemic web archive

A collection curated by National Library of Medicine

A short summary story of 20 documents automatically selected by AlNoamany's Algorithm
Most frequent entities
Most frequent sumgrams
the opioid epidemic, the opioid crisis, overdose deaths, in the united states, public health

When The National Opioid Crisis Hits Home – And How the UN Is Helping |

For me, the opioid crisis is more than a national headline. I come from a small town in Monroe, Michigan that has been devastated by this epidemic. My neighbors and family friends have lost their…

Opioid overdose

The term “opioids” includes compounds that are extracted from the poppy seed as well as semisynthetic and synthetic compounds with similar properties that can interact with opioid receptors in the brain.

Drug Policy Alliance

The war on drugs is harming millions of us. Let's work together to end it. It’s time for a new approach grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. About Us

The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations

The study says people who have received organs from drug users do not generally have worse outcomes than people who do not.

When a Company Is Making Money From the Opioid Crisis

Some shareholders of a major drug distributor are arguing that the company's goals should be more in line with society's.

Opioid Epidemic: A national health emergency

In the nearly 20 years since I became director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the illegal use of prescription drugs has become an epidemic that our nation couldn’t have imagined. Drug addiction is an insidious enemy of our families and our nation. ...

Bill Williams' Blog

A blog on creativity, in our schools and in the workplace. Also devoted to fighting addiction in every way possible.

Analysis | Why doctors don’t use alternatives to opioids

The problem isn't a lack of alternatives, it's a failure to use the ones that already exist.

OxyContin: Purdue Pharma's painful medicine

What the strange saga of Purdue and its $3 billion drug tells us about our national dependence on painkillers. FORTUNE -- We have become a...

Secretary Price Announces HHS Strategy for Fighting Opioid Crisis

Secretary Price announces new grants to all 50 states to fight the opioid epidemic.

Penn State projects take on the opioid epidemic | Penn State University

The rate of fatal opioid overdoses in Pennsylvania has increased more than 470 percent over the past two decades, ranking the state eighth in the U.S. for drug-related overdose deaths in 2014. Two new Penn State projects are aiming to educate the public while utilizing partnerships with law enforcement and community organizations to identify and disrupt networks of opioid distribution.

Doctor's Duty to Ease Pain At Issue in Calif. Lawsuit

William Bergman spent most of the final week of his life in severe pain, apparently caused by lung cancer that had spread to his bones. Now, more than three years after his death at age 85, Bergman...

At the heart of Canada’s fentanyl crisis, extreme efforts that U.S. cities may follow

Desperate to curb overdoses, Vancouver doubles down with sites where users can safely smoke or inject drugs. “You have people saving lives.”

Opioid-addicted zebrafish attempt to get a hit 2,000 times in 50 minutes, study says

The fish could be the key to finding new treatment methods for humans.

The War on Drug Users: Are Syringe Exchanges Immoral?

Despite the data, some still struggle with the the idea of helping drug users inject, arguing that these programs encourage addiction.


Third Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis The third Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 12:30 pm until ap...

Analysis | Does medical marijuana decrease opioid use or boost it?

It's complicated, but that won't stop a lot of people from pushing simple answers.

NIH Director Francis Collins on America’s opioid crisis

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses the role of his agency in combating the opioid crisis in the United States.

Stronger Than Addiction | Shatterproof

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This story was constructed automatically by using an updated version of AlNoamany's Algorithm. For more information about how this algorithm was developed, how it works, and its evaluation, please consult:

  • Y. AlNoamany, M. C. Weigle, and M. L. Nelson, "Generating Stories From Archived Collections," in Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Web Science Conference, pp. 309–318, ACM Press, 2017.
  • Y. AlNoamany, M. C. Weigle, and M. L. Nelson, " Stories From the Past Web," Tech. Rep. 1705.06218, May, 2017.

We employed the DSA toolkit to tell this story with the following steps.

  1. Hypercane selected the resources and generated the metadata for the story:
    1. It first executed AlNoamany's Algorithm:
      1. Discovered the Memento TimeMaps for the collection
      2. Analyzed these TimeMaps and reported the memento URI-Ms that were on-topic
      3. Filtered the content of those URI-Ms to find non-duplicates
      4. Filtered the content of those URI-Ms to find English language documents
      5. Sliced the collection by memento-datetime
      6. Clustered the mementos in each slice by Simhash distance
      7. Ranked the mementos in each cluster by a ranking equation
      8. Filtered each cluster for the highest ranking mementos
      9. Ordered each memento by publication date
    2. It used Archive-It Utilities to extract all metadata from the collection, such as who created the collection and the collection's name
    3. It analyzed all mementos to automatically discover the most frequent sumgrams and named entities present in the overall story
    4. It analyzed all images in these mementos to automatically select the best image for the overall story
    5. It then formatted the data for the story based on all of this input
  2. Raintale took the input from Hypercane and rendered the final product with information supplied by MementoEmbed
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