University at Buffalo Medical School Credited For Opioid Prescription Training

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo was among 60 medical schools nationwide cited by the White House on Tuesday for efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

The schools require students to take some form of prescriber education, in line with the newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Long before opioid addiction became a front-page issue, faculty in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were leaders in developing formal curricula to teach medical students, residents and fellows how to prevent and treat addiction,” Dr. Michael Cain, vice president for health sciences and dean of the UB medical school, said in a statement.

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