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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022

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Translational Research Opioid Crisis
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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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Among other firsts, the U.S. government is funding syringe programs. Here’s how harm reduction for people who use drugs is at work on streets and in hospitals.

  • February 15, 2022
Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, exchanges sterile needles for used ones as part of a University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine harm reduction effort.
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.
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The AAMC issued this statement statement on the introduction of the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • May 20, 2021
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AAMC issued the following statement on the Senate introduction of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2021.

  • April 27, 2021
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After receiving opioids, Travis Rieder, PhD, was shocked to find how little doctors knew about managing them. He shares his journey and how we can spare others.

  • October 29, 2020
Travis Rieder, PhD, rides his motorcycle at a racetrack in 2014. A few years later, he suffered a devastating crash and dependence on opioids.
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Over 20 million people in the U.S. have a substance use disorder. During COVID-19, experts see signs of relapses, overdoses, and other worries. What can we do?

  • July 27, 2020
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The Opioid Workforce Act of 2019 would add 1,000 more federally-funded residencies in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain medicine.

  • December 18, 2019
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued a statement following Senate introduction of the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019.

  • November 19, 2019