The research of Walter Ling, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the Institute’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, that showed the medication buprenorphine, when implanted under the skin and released over 24 weeks, can ease opioid drug cravings, was featured widely Oct. 13 in numerous media including Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg News, U.S. News & World Report, HealthDay News, MedPage, Medscape Today, Canadian Press, HealthDay News, and Agence France-Presse.
- “A Potentially Better Way to Treat Opioid Addiction” http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-opioids-20101013,0,150... 
- “An Implant to keep Heroin Addicts Off Street Drugs?” http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69C3LH20101013 
- “Drug Implant for Opioid Addiction Looks Effective” http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/644229.html 
- “Implants Help Heroin Addicts Kick Habit” http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/10/13/implants-help-heroin-a...