photo of blue pills spilled out of a prescription bottleNew member Will Stone (@WStoneReports) co-authored a story for NPR about new federal guidelines for prescribing opioid medications, which should give doctors more leeway to prescribe them to people who need them. Stone and his co-author explain that the new guidelines provide a more nuanced roadmap for pain management and correct what many experts say was the overzealous austerity of the 2016 guidelines, which resulted in a nationwide crisis of untreated pain. But the medical, policy and patient advocacy experts quoted in the story wonder whether the new edition will be adopted widely enough to correct those harms. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Defense