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Yale Experts Join State in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

A team of experts from Yale's schools of public health and medicine are partnering with the state of Connecticut to address an opioid epidemic that claimed hundred of lives last year.

The Yale scientists will work on a strategic plan over the coming three months designed to reduce both the abuse of opioids and the number of overdoses. They will then help to implement the plan over the next three years.

The team, led by David Fiellin, M.D., includes Robert Heimer, Ph.D., Lauretta Grau, Ph.D., and Skip Barbour, Ph.D., of the School of Public Health and Gail D'Onofrio, M.D., M.S., and William Becker, M.D., of the School of Medicine.

"We look forward to working with the state and pulling together this plan in short order," Fiellin said Friday (May 27) at a press conference at the capitol where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the partnership.

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Published: Sunday, June 5, 2016