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A new study models the impact of increased treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs.
A new study finds that the percentage of Medicare plans that required prior authorization for the most commonly prescribed medication to treat opioid addiction have decreased dramatically.
Researchers to Address Effects of the Global Opioid Epidemic on Women and Families, as Well as Marijuana Use Among Teens
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Women and their families and the devastating effects of the global opioid epidemic, along with the increasing use of marijuana by teenagers, are the focus of leading public health researchers and other experts this week at the 11th International Women’s and Children’s Health...
New Study Suggests Majority of Social Media Accounts Following JUUL E-Cigarette Company on Twitter Belong to Underage Youth
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — A study of the Twitter account of JUUL e-cigarette products estimates that 80.6 percent of its followers are 13 to 20 years old with 44.9 percent of those followers only 13-17 years old, well under the legal age of 21 to purchase tobacco products in large parts of...
New Study Finds Patients on High Doses of Opioid Medication Are Being Rapidly Discontinued, Leading to Greater Risk of Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations
A new study from RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, finds that patients taking high doses of opioid pain medications often suddenly discontinue their medication, placing them at greater risk of an opioid-related adverse event like an emergency room visit or hospitalization.
New Study Shows Unsanctioned U.S. Supervised Consumption Service Helps to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths
A study of the first four years of an unsanctioned supervised consumption service (SCS) in the U.S. shows that these sites can improve safety for people who use drugs and potentially reduce opioid-related overdose deaths.
A new study finds that six interventions for non-communicable disease (NCD) risk reduction could help avoid 21 million premature deaths from NCDs
RTI International will serve as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the HEALing Communities Study, a $350-million effort funded in partnership by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
RTI International has been selected to serve as the evaluator for the Kidney Innovation Accelerator initiative. There are 850 million people worldwide currently affected by kidney diseases.
New laboratory screening test for fragile X syndrome shortly after birth now ready for pivotal North Carolina Early Check clinical study
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC and Austin, TX– October 22, 2018 – RTI International, a leading non- profit research institute, and Asuragen, a molecular diagnostics product company, announced today their scientific collaboration using a new, high performance screening technology to...
New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Health Screening for Newborn Babies
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Early Check, a new research study, led by RTI International and a group of distinguished partners, is now available for newborn babies in North Carolina. Early Check is a free screening study designed to identify children with rare health conditions...