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Substance Abuse journal is a peer-reviewed, quarterly, print journal that disseminates the latest research on addiction. Impact Factor: 2.9+. EiC:Adam J. Gordon
Jan 9, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Hmmm. “Surprising #VA Data About Opioid Discontinuation, #Overdose and #Suicide: Clinical Implications” Abstract is sobering. This may challenge some policy initiatives regarding #opioids. Can’t wait to see the presentation!… “Due to these concerns, the Veterans Affairs (VA) conducted analyses of national data:
1. In fiscal year 2013, patients prescribed less than 90 morphine equivalent daily dose accounted for 95.8% of the sample & 85.7% of overdose/suicide-related deaths