The Hill: NIH outlines plans for $500M to combat opioid epidemic

“Leaders of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday published an outline of how the nation’s medical research agency plans to spend the $500 million Congress gave it to fight the opioid epidemic.”

“Specifically, the NIH will focus on improving treatments for opioid misuse and addiction and bolster strategies to manage pain, heads of the NIH wrote in an opinion piece…”

“NIH Director Francis Collins; Walter Koroshetz, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, wrote the piece.”

“The effort will be conducted through the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative…” Read the full article here.

Source: NIH outlines plans for $500M to combat opioid epidemic – By Rachel Roubein, June 12, 2018. The Hill.

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