PI: Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD
Amount: $86,250
Timeline: Oct. 2020 - Sep. 2022
Area: Policy Initiatives
Cohort: COVID-19 Response

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Impact on Patients of Changes in Provision of Methadone During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study

Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine will survey 500 patients in six states who received take-home doses of methadone for opioid use disorder after the federal government relaxed its restrictions on opioid treatment programs in response to the pandemic. In addition to eliciting information about patients’ experiences, the study will inform future policy by assessing whether the use of take-home doses has varied among subpopulations and whether the practice is associated with increases in accidental overdoses, medication diversion, or misuse.