WASHINGTON, D.C. ― The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today announced publication of a multi-agency research study identifying recent advancements and examining recognized challenges in the fight against synthetic opioids.
The open access article is the product of fourteen subject matter experts from NIJ, government, industry and academia, who looked at potential solutions concerning information sharing and the availability of resources, as well as gaps in knowledge for further research.
Today’s announcement complements NIJ’s portfolio of initiatives addressing the opioid crisis, and demonstrates the importance of public safety and public health collaborations.
TITLE: The Opioid Epidemic: Moving Toward an Integrated, Holistic Analytical Response
AUTHORS: Amy B. Cadwallader, Ph.D., American Medical Association; Agnes D. Winokur, M.S., Drug Enforcement Administration; Barry K. Logan, Ph.D., NMS Labs; Bruce A. Goldberger, University of Florida; Jayne B. Morrow, Ph.D., National Institute of Standards and Technology; Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., RTI International; Jessica L. Staymates, M.S.F.S., National Institute of Standards and Technology; Jonathan G. McGrath, Ph.D., National Institute of Justice; Kurt B. Nolte, M.D., New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator; Megan L. Catlin, M.S., Office of National Drug Control Policy; Michael M. McCormick, Ph.D., U.S. Customs and Border Protection; MJ Menendez, J.D., Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces; Shannan R. Williams, M.P.P., National Institute of Standards and Technology; Thomas P. Gilson, M.D., Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Ohio.
PUBLICATION: Journal of Analytical Chemistry