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Opportunities for addiction care, HIV prevention in Russia

SPOKANE, Wash. – Opioid resistance therapy using methadone is regarded as one of the most effective treatments for opioid use disorders as well as for helping to reduce HIV risks. Such therapy, however, is not available in Russia. » More …

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. » More …

Online management tools help ease chronic pain

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

WilsonSPOKANE, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found that people can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively and dealing with emotions. » More …

Student earns national honor twice in a row for drug research

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

GuffordPULLMAN, Wash. – Drug research by a Washington State University graduate student has earned national recognition for the second year in a row from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). » More …