YFRP receives federal funding to research prevention of opioid diversion in primary care

Prevention of Opioid Diversion by Young Adult Patients: Primary and Specialty Care Practices and Perspectives

Principal investigator Brooke S.G. Molina, Ph.D., of Pitt’s Department of Psychiatry, received more than $300,000 to continue research based in primary care that focuses on preventing the misuse and diversion of abusable prescription medications by young adults.  

The project will characterize the physician and staff practices, experiences and perspectives that drive their ability to adopt recommended opioid prescribing practices. The results will inform adaptation of a one-hour workshop to educate prescribers about how to best prevent opioid diversion by their young adult patients.

Learn more about all the projects from UPMC and Pitt that have recently received funding from the National Institute Health's HEAL initiative, which aims to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management: https://www.upmc.com/media/news/092719-nih-heal-grants