Category: National Institute of Health

“All Scientific Hands on Deck” to End the Opioid Crisis

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, National Institutes of Health) In 2015, two million people had a prescription opioid use disorder and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder; prescription drug misuse alone cost the nation $78.5 billion in healthcare, law enforcement, and lost productivity. But …

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