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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development and Testing of a Prescription Opioid Tapering Intervention
Principal Investigator:

Joseph Frank

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2016 - August 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $201,519
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The use of chronic opioid therapy (COT) has increased dramatically in recent decades. More than 500,000 Veterans are treated with opioid pain medications in spite of inadequate evidence of long-term benefit and growing evidence of harm. Overdose deaths due to opioid medications are now the leading cause of adult injury death in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. The risk of overdose increases in a dose-dependent manner. It is therefore possible that opioid dose reduction, or...

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