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According to data from the Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) program, more than 200,000 veterans were issued naloxone from May 2014 to September 2019. The agency, who is a leader in naloxone distribution to health care patients, has…
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Recently, researchers determined why it is important to address opioid use disorders, alcohol use, and depression among a cohort of veterans seeking pain care. According to research findings published online in Psychological Medicine, addressing comorbid opioid use disorders and psychiatric…
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According to a recent press release, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has partnered with Cigna in a new public-private partnership. Together, the two agencies hope to improve the safety and quality of care for veterans with chronic pain who are also at risk for opioid misuse. “This…
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As the Obama Administration unveiled additional measures to escalate the fight against the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic on Tuesday, evidence that veterans are among those most at risk continues to surface. According to an investigation by PBS’s Frontline, about 6 in 10 soldiers…
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