States and Cities Near Tentative $26 Billion Deal in Opioids Cases

July 21, 2021
An article published July 20, 2021 described an agreement under negotiation that would end thousands of lawsuits against the three largest pharmacuetical distributors, and Johnson & Johnson, and require them to pay billions for addiction treatment and prevention.  

Drug Deaths Spiked by 30% in 2020

July 14, 2021
The New York Times published an article July 14, 2021 noting the largest single-year increase in drug deaths recorded.

NIH Pain Consortium webinar series

April 07, 2021
The NIH Pain Consortium has developed a webinar series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages). 

Clinical pain conference online, 3/5-3/6/21 (free and offers CME)

February 16, 2021
The Kauai Pain Conference is online for 2021 and features 3 UCSF faculty, including:  Drs. Howard Fields, Prasad Shirvalkar, and Sigurd Berven.  

Discuss research gaps on racial inequities in addiction with NIDA on 2/16-2/17/21

February 11, 2021
The goals of this virtual meeting are to discuss research gaps on racial inequities in substance use and addiction and to inform NIDA’s commitment to this area by identifying short- and long-term plans for enhancing the research portfolio.

NIAAA 50th Anniversary Science Symposium - Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2020

November 30, 2020
NIAAA 50th Anniversary Main Page "Alcohol Across the Lifespan: 50 Years of Evidence-Based Diagnosis,  Prevention, and Treatment Research"

PARC's Dr. Miaskowski awarded 2020 Ada Sue Hinshaw Award

October 30, 2020
On October 28, 2020, Dr. Christine Miaskowski, Professor of Nursing and Anesthesia, was awarded the 2020 Ada Sue Hinshaw Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR). 

Respecting Children's Pain

October 28, 2020
We draw your attention to an article published October 26, 2020 in the New York Times by author Perri Klass, MD. 

Opioid Prescriptions Decline for Cancer Patients

September 18, 2020
The National Cancer Institute noted a national study of Medicare beneficiaries' prescriptions for opioids and questioned whether cancer patients were receiving the opioids they needed to control pain.    

Fighting back against the stigma of addiction

September 01, 2020
Read this September 2020 commentary in Scientific American by the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.