3 Search Results for Opiod Use

Medical Marijuana Use Allowed for Some VA Patients

WASHINGTON, DC—Veterans being treated by VA will be able to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, according to clarified guidelines to be released from VA this week. The guidelines do not allow... View Article

July 23, 2010

Adherence to Guidelines Reduces Risk of Death in Veterans Prescribed Opioids

While both the VA and the DoD have dramatically decreased narcotic prescriptions for chronic pain, a subset of patients, including many wounded warriors, still requires opioid medications to get relief from intractable pain. A new study offers advice on how to do that while reducing the risk of death and addiction.

June 1, 2016

Expert Advice to Help VA Primary Care Providers Reduce Opioid Prescribing Risks

By Annette M. Boyle MINNEAPOLIS — For primary care providers in the VA healthcare system, the use of opioid therapy to alleviate chronic pain requires an ongoing balance of risks and benefits for each patient,... View Article

August 13, 2012