opioid abuse

  • To elicit feedback from participants on the 2018 Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Translational Science Evaluation Un-Meeting.

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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Dr. Yngvild Olsen and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, authors of “The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know” will deliver the keynote of the Fifth Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium, “Applying Science to Clinical Care – What it Really Means to Treat Addiction as a Chronic Illness" at noon on Dec. 10. The keynote can be viewed through an online stream. The symposium is organized by Penn State
  • Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the home of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, will collaborate with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the Durham County Sheriff’s Office to implement and evaluate two new opioid addiction treatment programs for people in the criminal justice system. Both

  • Research from Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute on the societal costs of the opiod epidemic is featured in a supplement from the The American Journal of Managed Care.The supplement will inform a variety of community audiences including policymakers. The supplement also explores the effect of the crisis on state governments, including the costs to employment and labor market

  • Fentanyl is a deadly part of the opioid crisis. The synthetic drug can be up to 100-times more potent than morphine. Now researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond have not only tested a promising vaccine, but they’ve also developed a method to test other new treatments. "We need every option we can possibly get to treat this epidemic because it’s killing so many Americans,” says

  • University of Illinois at Chicago CCTS-supported researcher, Dr. Katie Suda, was featured in U.S. News & World Report discussing her recent JAMA Network Open publication, which found that despite the nation's opioid epidemic, U.S. dentists are far more likely to prescribe addictive opioid painkillers than their British counterparts. We have all probably had the experience of a terrible toothache,"