IU Joins National Opioid Collaborative

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The National Academy of Medicine has announced a partnership with Indiana University to combat national trends in opioid misuse. Other collaborators on the project include the Mayo Clinic, the Center on Addiction and the Yale School of Medicine. 

The announcement of more than 100 organizations that are involved in the project was made at a meeting of the academy's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.

"Indiana University is privileged to join with the National Academy of Medicine in this important national collaboration to combat the opioid epidemic," IU President Michael McRobbie said in a news release. "Opioid addiction is a major public health crisis that is taking an increasingly severe toll on the health of far too many Indiana residents and devastating communities throughout our state and our nation. Through this effort -- and our continued work on IU's Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge initiative -- we will bring to bear our extensive clinical, research and educational expertise, along with the knowledge and resources of our partners across Indiana, to address and mitigate this destructive and deadly public health crisis."

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