Research Spotlights

Searching for A Way to Predict Pain

A University of Texas researcher with the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM hopes to create a blood test to measure a person’s sensitivity to pain.

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Better Ways to Deliver Medications That Treat Addiction

The NIH HEAL InitiativeSM is funding a project to develop a long-lasting implant to release medication for opioid use disorder to help for patients stay on treatment and achieve long-term recovery.

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Stigma: Overcoming a Barrier to Pain Treatment and Addiction Recovery

The NIH HEAL InitiativeSM challenged researchers to consider stigma when planning ways to address the opioid crisis.

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