OUD Study

Study Finds Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration Effective in Treating Opioid Use Disorder

A study[1] published last month, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), found an effective way to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). The approach prioritizes collaboration between physicians and pharmacists in administering and monitoring Buprenorphine, a medication used to treat OUD. Doctors and Pharmacists Worked Together Participants did an initial screening with a…

NIH study

NIH Study Identifying the Impact of Adolescent Substance Use on Brain Development is in the Second Phase

In April 2020, the largest long-term study of brain development ever conducted in the US—the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—was renewed for another seven years. Among other factors that affect development, the study looks at the effect of substance use on the developing brain. The ABCD study…