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Opioid Dose Reduction in Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

by William Becker, MD ; Travis Lovejoy, PhD
Seminar date: 7/26/2017

Description: This presentation will describe reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy in VA, examine patient outcomes following discontinuation and discuss evidence-based methods for reduction/discontinuation. Intended audience: opioid-prescribing clinicians, mental health and substance use disorder clinicians, and clinical and health services researchers.

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