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Opioid Management

Opioids are a class of medication that are typically used to reduce and manage both acute- and long-term pain. Opioids can be both naturally occurring and synthetically manufactured, and encompass both legally and illegally made and used products. While they can be effective in reducing short-term acute pain, long-term use carries risks, including addiction and accidental overdose. In order to help effectively manage opioid prescribing and use, HSR&D researchers conduct investigations into various aspects of opioid management, including prescription medication reviews, adjunct pain management therapy, and opioid use disorder treatment.

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Citations

(5 of more than 980 OPIOID focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 69 OPIOID focused publication briefs)


  • Predictive Tool Associated with 22% Lower Odds of All-Cause Mortality among High-Risk Veterans Taking Opioids
    In 2018, VA mandated a case review intervention that targeted patients who had been prescribed opioid analgesics and who were at high risk of adverse outcomes. The Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM), a provider-facing dashboard that uses predictive analytics to stratify patients prescribed opioids based on their risk for overdose/suicide, was developed to identify these patient...
    Date: May 2, 2022
  • High Virologic Cure Rates for Hepatitis C Virus among Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder Treated with Elbasvir/Grazoprevir
    Elbasvir (EBR)/grazoprevir (GZR) is a fixed-dose combination treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV). This study sought to evaluate the real-world effectiveness of EBR/GZR among Veterans with HCV genotype (GT) 1 who also had a diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD). Findings showed that high rates of virologic cure were achieved among VA patients with HCV, OUD, and multiple comorbidities, including ...
    Date: January 25, 2022
  • Death from Overdose Involving Stimulants Increasing in Veterans
    This study sought to describe trends in stimulant-alone and stimulant and other substance use overdose deaths among Veterans and to measure patient and treatment use characteristics across stimulant-related overdose death profiles. Findings showed that the rate of deaths among Veterans from stimulant-related overdose, alone and in combination with other substances, tripled from 2012 to 2018 with t...
    Date: October 14, 2021
  • Veterans Do Not Always Receive Appropriate Continuation of OUD Medications During Surgical Hospitalizations
    This study sought to describe practice patterns of perioperative buprenorphine use within VA – and patient outcomes up to 12 months following surgery. Findings showed that the majority of VA surgical patients in this study who received buprenorphine for opioid use disorder experienced a dose hold at some point during the perioperative period despite a trend in clinical guidelines recommending bupr...
    Date: September 20, 2021
  • Veterans Receiving Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Have Lower Risk of Suicide/Overdose Mortality
    This study sought to determine the association between buprenorphine pharmacotherapy and suicide, overdose, and all-cause mortality among Veterans initiating buprenorphine within VA. Findings showed that Veterans who were not receiving buprenorphine pharmacotherapy on any given day had more than a four-fold increase in suicide/overdose death compared to those who received buprenorphine, even when ...
    Date: May 19, 2021

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Studies

( 5 of more than 56 OPIOID focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
SDR 21-108 Role of Non-pharmacological Pain Treatments in Safe and Effective Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain Black, Anne 2022-05-01
CDA 20-231 Data to Clinical Action: Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Care of Veterans with Opioid Use Disorder Hayes, Corey 2022-04-01
SDR 21-114 Virtual MOUD Treatment: Virtual Point-of-Care Toxicology Testing to Accompany Virtual Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Hermes, Eric 2022-03-01
SDR 21-107 Diagnosing and Treating Veterans with Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse Lagisetty, Pooja 2022-01-01
IIR 20-115 Preventing Chronic Post-Surgical Pain and Prolonged Opioid Use: The Perioperative Pain Self-Management Program Hadlandsmyth, Katherine 2021-08-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Opioid" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/7/2022 “I’m not an addict.” Patient experiences with taper and discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy Lovejoy, Travis  
1/10/2022 New Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Opportunity - Information Session with VA Pain & Opioid Program Offices Kligler, Benjamin  
Murray, Pete  
Kerns, Robert  
Heapy, Alicia  
Murphy, Jennifer  
1/4/2022 Access Barriers for Individuals on Prescribed Opioids for Chronic Pain Lagisetty, Pooja  
11/2/2021 Impact of Whole Health on Pain, Quality of Life and Opioid Utilization Kligler, Benjamin  
6/1/2021 The Educational Mission in Interprofessional Pain Care Edens, Ellen  
Sellinger, John  
Edmond, Sara  

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