To celebrate its 15-year anniversary, Samueli Institute invited guests to gather and share stories of the positive impact the Institute’s research has had in helping patients, policymakers, service members and veterans find evidence-based alternative, complementary and integrative treatments for chronic pain and illness.
In 2001, Henry & Susan Samueli launched Samueli Institute to explore the science of healing and expand the evidence base for complementary and integrative medicine. In the ensuing decade and a half, Institute researchers published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles and hosted scientific conferences of global experts, developed programs for pain, stress and performance for the military and supported healthy communities across the United States.
Now, after 15 years of service to the integrative health, healthcare, and military communities, Samueli Institute will cease research and programmatic operations in 2017.
“I am enormously proud of the work that Samueli Institute and all of its staff, fellows and grantees have accomplished. And I am grateful to Henry and Susan Samueli for their investment in time, money and expertise in supporting the work of the Institute,” said Wayne Jonas, MD, Samueli Institute President & CEO.
Each day more than 50 people in the U.S. die from prescription pain relievers. When you add the deaths related to heroin, that number jumps to 80 per day.[i] Last week Congress passed legislation that hopes to reduce those figures. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), S. 524 was passed by the Senate in a nearly-unanimous (92-2) vote. Having been previously passed by the House, it was recently signed by President Barack Obama.
Update: President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 on July 22nd. Read the White House press release.
In these days of bipartisan politics, passage of the act shows the depth and breadth of the opioid crisis. No one is safe from the opioid epidemic as it crosses both racial and socio-economic lines.
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