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2020 Jan

Soc Sci Med


A critical content analysis of media reporting on opioids: The social construction of an epidemic.



The 2000s have seen a proliferation of media reporting about opioid use in North America. Given the significant role that popular media plays in shaping the public's perceptions and understandings of the issues that it represents, analysing the content of this media coverage can help understand public discourse about opioid use.