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Opioid Dependence Found to Permanently Change Brains of Rats

January 24, 2020

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, UC San Diego researchers found that opioid dependence produced permanent changes in the brains of rats.

Popular Pain Medication Associated with Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

August 28, 2019

As the opioid tramadol has grown in popularity so too have documented cases of adverse effects. In a new study, researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego show that patients who take tramadol are at greater risk for hypoglycemia, abnormally low blood sugar.

UC San Diego Receives $12.4M NIH Grant to Map the Human Nervous System

February 23, 2022

The National Institutes of Health have awarded UC San Diego a grant totaling $12.4 million. This will support a new research center dedicated to studying the human brain and central nervous system 〈CNS〉, specifically the ways they’re affected by HIV and opioids.

Carrying Naloxone Can Save Lives but Newly Abstinent Opioid Users Resist

March 25, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that opioid users who participated in a 12-step abstinence program and recently stopped using drugs refused to take home naloxone, even if having it on hand might save lives.

Qualcomm Institute’s CARI Therapeutics Awarded NIH Grant for Opioid Sensor

August 10, 2017

QI Innovation Space member CARI Therapeutics has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to collaboratively develop a biosensor that will detect the presence of opioids in patients in recovery.

Mexico Opium Network Launched to Combat Global Opioid Epidemic

June 29, 2020

Despite being considered the world’s second largest producer of opium and heroin, little is known about poppy cultivation in Mexico. Yet, the opioid crisis remains a huge problem across much of the U.S. and Mexico and COVID-19 appears to have made matters worse.

Don’t Know CPR? There’s an App for That, Thanks to UC San Diego Health Doctor

February 6, 2023

A free Rescue Me CPR! app was created by UC San Diego Health’s Mark Greenberg, MD, as a tool to help combat the surge of opioid overdoses. The app uses videos and simple instructions to walk anyone through all the necessary steps to perform basic life support in real time.

Older Adults with Functional Impairments Linked to Prescription Drug Use/Misuse

May 20, 2021

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that functional impairments among adults aged 50 and older are associated with a higher risk of medical cannabis use; and prescription opioid and tranquilizer/sedative use and misuse.

Program Gives UC San Diego Health New Resources to Combat Opioid Epidemic

February 20, 2019

UC San Diego Health is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated, 18-month training program for health care providers to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.

Lifesaving Practicum

January 14, 2024

Nina Weisbrod, a second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) student in the Public Mental Health concentration at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science has taken a unique approach to her practicum project, combining a passion for music with a love of public health.

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