Rapid Opioid Alert & Response – (ROAR), a New Tool to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Local Communities

HHS Ignite Team continues their work after the program and scales up ROAR to save lives’

Mitra Ahadpour, MD, DABAM woke up on October 2, 2015 to a headline in The Chicago Tribune that shook her up.

‘74 overdoses in 72 hours: Laced heroin may be to blame’

Ahadpour, a medical officer at the time, now the director of the Division of Pharmacologic Therapies at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), thought about what she could do to help curb the opioid epidemic that has been sweeping the country.

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