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2022 Jan 25

J Natl Cancer Inst

Impacts of an Opioid Safety Initiative on United States Veterans Undergoing Cancer Treatment.


Vitzthum LK, Nalawade V, Riviere P, Marar M, Furnish T, Lin LA, Thompson R, Murphy JD
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 Jan 25.
PMID: 35078240.


There is limited research on how the opioid epidemic and consequent risk reduction policies have impacted pain management among cancer patients. The purpose of this study is to analyze how an Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) implemented at the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) affected opioid prescribing patterns and opioid-related toxicity.