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NIH director discusses addiction treatments, clinical trials, women in science

Medication must be part of any opioid addiction treatment plan because of how opioids "rewire" the brain, says NIH Director Francis Collins, adding that the NIH is funding development of longer-lasting addiction treatments as well as nonaddictive pain treatments. Collins also discusses NIH efforts to improve clinical trial efficiency and reduce drug prices, gene editing, attracting more women to the science community, and improving career environments for women in leadership roles.

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