Curbelo Welcomes Federal Funding for Florida International University’s Drug Addiction Treatment Research for HIV Patients
Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement welcoming a $146,500 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant for Florida International University’s research on the use of oxytocin to treat morphine addiction in HIV-infected patients.
“The drug addiction crisis facing our nation needs the attention of researchers across the country,” Curbelo said. “This grant is critical to aiding the continued study of HIV-patient’s addiction patterns and discovering treatment solutions that put these patients on the path to a healthier life.”
Curbelo has continually advocated for federal funding of research and treatment programs of HIV/AIDS like the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Funding for this grant was made available in H.R. 244, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017,” legislation supported by Curbelo.