Veterans suicide remains a huge problem in this country — in 2017, an average of 17 veterans died by suicide each day in the United States. That same year, suicide rates were highest among veteran patients with opioid use disorder.
Meals, travel, lodging, education, consulting and speakers’ fees: manufactures of opioid medications often treat physicians to expensive gifts, a practice that’s earned increased scrutiny in light of the opioid epidemic.
This study is not aimed at changing DNA within a person’s body. Instead it seeks to remove, alter and give back to the patient cells that are super-powered to fight their cancer — a form of immunotherapy.