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WHO Begins Developing Guidelines on Managing Opioid Overdose

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., was among the international drug abuse experts who met to discuss drafting World Health Organization (WHO) evidence-based guidelines for managing opioid overdose. The meeting was held February 19–20, 2014, in Geneva. According to WHO, between 70,000 and 100,000 people die annually from overdose, and opioid-related respiratory depression causes many of those deaths.

ONDCP and NIDA Create Online Physician Training Courses for Prescribing Painkillers

International health care providers may take advantage of unique training tools developed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and NIDA to help health care providers screen and manage patients taking prescription opioid analgesics. Prescription drug diversion and abuse is an epidemic in the United States, and is reported to be increasing around the world. The U.S.

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

July 13 - July 18, 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
July 20 - July 25, 2014
Melbourne, Australia
August 1 - August 1, 2014
Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA