This task force will scour the evidence on preventing opioid use disorder
A prominent expert panel on preventive medicine just announced plans to review the research on preventing opioid use disorder for the first time. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — which scours scientific research and provides recommendations on health interventions like cancer screenings — published a draft plan to tackle the evidence on opioid use disorder. The task force is taking public comments on its blueprint from now until Jan. 16. It's the first step in a yearslong process, which will culminate in a recommendation on the issue.