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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director, HSR&D


Chronification of Pain and the Science of Pain Management
by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, National Director for Pain Management, Veterans Health Administration

Response to Commentary

Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Pain as a Public Health Problem
by Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH, HSR&D Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Robert D. Kerns, PhD, HSR&D Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities and Education (PRIME) Center, West Haven, Connecticut

Research Highlights

Opioids and Dual Healthcare System Use
by Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Opioid Safety and Challenges Related to Expanded Access
by William C. Becker, MD, Brenda T. Fenton, PhD, and Robert D. Kerns, PhD, HSR&D Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities & Education (PRIME) Center of Innovation, West Haven, Connecticut

A VA Priority: Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches to Addressing Pain
by Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD, HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy, VA Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, and Karl Lorenz, MD, MSHS, HSR&D Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, California

Treatments for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain: The CAMEO Trial
by Matthew J. Bair, MD, MS, HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana

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