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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Brain connectivity and genetics as predictors of opioid abuse treatment outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Ramiro Salas

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $299,991
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a major problem in America, currently reaching epidemic levels. Unfortunately, OUD is especially prevalent among Veterans, as it is common that Veterans need pain treatment and the liberal use of opioids in medicine is one of the major reasons why the OUD problem keeps growing. There are good treatment options for OUD: Both buprenorphine and methadone can be used in maintenance therapies in which, as long as the patient stays in treatment, they will not likely truly...

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