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UMN faculty member appointed to new federal pain management task force

Harold Tu

Dr. Harold Tu is among the members tasked with understanding gaps in pain management practices.

Research Brief: Vaccines to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses

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Vaccines offer a potential new strategy in treating a nationwide epidemic.

Assessing how alcohol affects the adolescent brain

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University researchers are part of a large national study to combat adolescent drug abuse.

Fighting addiction close to home

Laura Palombi

U of M pharmacists are mobilizing communities to fight the opioid epidemic in Northern Minnesota.

Opioids not superior pain relievers

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A U-led study lends no support to preference for opioid pain relievers.

Ending addiction in our communities

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The College of Pharmacy is preparing students to fight the opioid crisis in our communities.

Weighing in on the opioid crisis

Roon Makhtal.

Roon Makhtal is researching ways to meet the opioid epidemic in Minnesota.

Unfamiliarity with naloxone rules leads to low prescribing rates among MN providers

With opioid overdose deaths increasing at alarming speed, naloxone, an overdose antidote, provides some hope amidst...

Attacking the problem

Harold Tu discusses something with a healthcare worker.

The U of M’s School of Dentistry is actively working to prevent opioid addiction.

U of M to host MN Sparks event in Andover

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MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Why are opioids addictive?

The U.S. has a serious opioid problem.

Q&A: The neural switch sparking relapse in addicts

Currently, 24 million Americans struggle with addiction, one of the most common culprits being prescription painkillers.

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