University of Cincinnati researcher examines genetic role in addiction

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Image: Caroline Freiermuth, MD, of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine

In one of the first studies of its kind, a University of Cincinnati researcher is using a grant from the Ohio attorney general's office to research the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction.

The grant was awarded to Caroline Freiermuth, MD, associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC College of Medicine, the principal investigator for the study.

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