Friends of NIDA host briefing on Developing Medications to Treat Addiction
The briefing featured a roundtable discussion among national experts from NIDA and the pharmaceutical industry
On March 1, the Friends of NIDA hosted a Capitol Hill briefing titled Developing Medications to Treat Addiction: Challenges for Science, Policy, and Practice (PDF, 70KB). This is the 16th in a series of briefings recently named the Charles R. Schuster Congressional Briefing Series. APA’s Science Government Relations Office organized the briefing, co-sponsored by 24 member organizations of the Friends of NIDA coalition in conjunction with the congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. The briefing featured a presentation by NIDA Director Nora Volkow on medications development research, followed by a roundtable discussion among national experts from NIDA and the pharmaceutical industry, addressing current challenges for the field. Contact Christine Jamieson with questions about the briefing. For more information about developing medications to treat addiction, see the NIDA website.