HHS, NIH, SAMHSA and NIDA come together on $350 million study at creating “blueprint” for curbing opioid abuse

“The Trump Administration is launching a $350 million study aimed at testing and measuring what strategies would be most effective at turning the tide on the opioid crisis.”

“Communities in four states — Kentucky, Ohio, Massachusetts and New York — will be the beneficiaries of the HEALing Communities Study, a multi-year study under a cooperative agreement supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).”

“Part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, the study is aimed at better coordinating an integrated community-based approach to treating substance use disorders (SUD). Officials said the goal is to show they can cut overdose deaths by 40% within three years in those select communities.” Read the full article here.

Source: HHS announces $350 million study aimed at creating “blueprint” for curbing opioid abuse – By Tina Reed, April 18, 2019. Fierce Healthcare.

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