Topic: opioid epidemic

University to redirect gifts from Sackler family foundation

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University to redirect gifts from Sackler family foundation

September 26, 2019 0 comments

The University has begun redirecting donations from the Sackler family’s organization, La Fondation Sackler, to Rhode Island charities that support treatment for opioid addiction.

Researchers found that young adults are likely to test their drugs for fentanyl contamination when they are given easy-to-use test strips.

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Fentanyl test strips can change young adult drug use

March 1, 2019 1 comment

University researchers found that when young adults are provided fentanyl test strips, the majority use those strips to test the purity of their drug paraphernalia and a number change their drug use habits based on those tests, according to a recent study published January in Harm Reduction Journal.

Med School’s opioid courses win international award

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Med School’s opioid courses win international award

October 24, 2018 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Alpert Medical School received the Curricular Innovation Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Lauren Weinstock (pictured), associate professor psychiatry and human behavior, and Jennifer Johnson, professor of public health at Michigan State University, are leading a study researching suicide prevention methods.

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Researchers aim to reduce suicides among former prisoners

October 19, 2018 0 comments

A new $1 million grant was added to a $6.8 million study from 2015 attempting to determine intentionality of opioid overdoses in people recently released from prison.

Panelists stressed the importance of decreasing the accessibility of opioids and destigmatizing addiction at the Medical School Thursday night.

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University researchers discuss opioid crisis

February 9, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Medical Association held a panel to discuss how to better train doctors and medical professionals to prevent opioid addiction and treat those suffering from the epidemic Thursday night at the Alpert Medical School. 

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State officials act to stymie Rhode Island’s opioid epidemic

November 16, 2017 1 comment

In the midst of one of the deadliest public health crises in U.S. history, President Trump has declareD the opioid epidemic a “public health emergency,”