HHRI News & Press Releases

HHRI News & Press Releases

NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term

HHRI researchers awarded NIH HEAL Initiative funding to tackle the nation’s opioid crisis

October 29, 2019

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to accelerate scientific solutions to stop the nation’s opioid crisis. Its research focus is on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management. HHRI investigators across disciplines are at…

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Study: Rise in meth and opioid use during pregnancy

November 29, 2018

Usage rates among moms-to-be have spiked in the past decade, with a disparate boost among pregnant women who live in rural counties. Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in…

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Dr. Marco Pravetoni discusses opioid vaccine research on MPR

November 14, 2018

An estimated 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the U.S. in 2017. With so many people being affected what is being done to treat addiction? Marco Pravetoni, PhD, senior investigator at the Hennepin Helathcare Research Institute and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota…

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How is opioid use associated with health, other substance use, involvement in criminal justice system?

July 6, 2018

A public health approach to address the opioid epidemic in the United States needs to understand the populations of people affected, including their health, other substance use and any involvement they may have with the criminal justice system, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.  This study…

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