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NIDA’s Volkow Meets with First Responders

Dr. Nora Volkow, Will Mueller, and Daniel Goonan

NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow met with opioid quick response team chief Will Mueller (l) of Colerain Township, Ohio, and Fire Chief Daniel Goonan of Manchester, N.H., at the recent scientific meeting.

First responders met with NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow recently at the NIDA Clinical Trials Network 2018 annual steering and scientific meeting to discuss policies, strategies and future research on substance use disorder treatment in the midst of the opioid crisis.

The gathering provided a forum for the exchange of research findings on treatment and prevention and exploration of how these findings can inform clinical practice, health care policy and future research directions.

Topics at the meeting included safe and effective medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment; better treatment through use of big data; improved screening in routine medical care; improvement of clinical practice through electronic health record data; alternative outcome measures of effective OUD treatment; treatment models in primary care; women-specific treatment issues; and OUD prevention and treatment for youth.

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