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Spotlight on Pain Management

Opioids, Addiction, and Pain: State of the Art in VA


by William Becker, MD ; Evelyn Chang, MD, MSHS ; Keith Humphreys, PhD ; Kate Mackey, MD ; Stephanie Veazie, MPH
Seminar date: 12/8/2020

Description: VHA recently convened a state of the art conference focused on how to provide quality care for comorbidity of pain and substance use disorders, how to manage pain patients on long-term opioid therapy, and how to approach the comorbidity of pain and opioid use disorder. This session summarizes the key research and policy conclusions of that conference and points ways forward for VHA.

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