Research at U of MN has potential to change the way substance use disorder is treated. Clinical trial is testing an opioid vaccine which targets oxycodone.“This is the first clinical trial ever of an opioid vaccine conducted in human beings.” #opioidcrisis
Ossoff & Grassley introduced Rural Opioid Abuse Prevention Act to help ensure rural communities experiencing high level of opioid overdoses have resources they need to respond to the crisis thru dedicate funding to local governments & orgs.
St. Paul police are warning about a bad batch of drugs after the city reported 7 overdoses& 2 deaths in a 24-hour period. Lydia Burr of Hazelden Betty Ford said synthetic fentanyl is now responsible for majority of drug overdoses & deaths. #opioidcrisis