Annum Chief Medical Officer Calls for Expanding Access to Treatment
"The problem right now is not that we don't have effective treatments."
Annum's Chief Medical Officer quoted in expert roundup in Business Insider in a story on the development of vaccines to treat heroin addiction. Business Insider cited industry experts including Dr. Kim Janda, a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Dr. Gary Matyas from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland, as well as Dr. Willenbring. Writes Business Insider:
"Willenbring ... said that solving the opioid crisis is not a matter of developing new treatments but expanding access of current treatments to those that need it.
"'The problem right now is not that we don't have effective treatments, it's that we don't have enough of it,' said Willenbring, who was the director of treatment research at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism from 2004 to 2009."