The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, part of the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy Management, has launched a website to inform communities and local leaders on what other municipalities are doing to address the opioid crisis and help shape interventions of their own.
As it crafts its next strategic guide, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified four topics to which it will devote special focus during the next five years, according to NIDA director Nora Volkow, MD.
The Foundation for Opioid Response and New York Community Trust are providing $750,000 to Housing Works for a program that aims to improve high-risk populations’ retention and adherence to medications for opioid use disorder.
Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative to expand the availability of substance use treatment and recovery support services say they already have collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for November.
Lifting current training and prior authorization requirements around the prescribing of medication for opioid use disorder is among the recommendations in a medical panel's report on combating OUD and infectious diseases.