Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid use disorder. Follow-up studies, though, may delve into other avenues that don’t incorporate medications such as buprenorphine and methadone. “The best data we have is on treatment involving medication, and that

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