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Volume 6, Issue5September 1993

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    Extraordinary growth and change have characterized the recent history of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). And a retrospective look is particularly pertinent as NIDA approaches its twentieth anniversary and we take stock and plan the future. Growth and Integration As a consequence of the recognition that drug abuse and addiction are among the nation's top public health concerns, and that in their wake are a host of problems (e.g., drug abuse-related HIV infections, AIDS, and tuberculosis), NIDA's budget grew from $85 million in 1986 to just over $400 million in fiscal year (FY) 1993. This growth has expanded significantly NIDA's ability to support behavioral and biomedical research programs across the country. In addition to growth, NIDA became part of the National Institutes of Health due to a congressionally mandated transfer that took effect October 1, 1993.

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