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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Effectiveness of a Rescue Medication in Preventing Opioid Overdose in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth M. Oliva

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $198,227
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: In Spring 2014 the VA launched a national Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) program with the support of the VA Under Secretary for Health1. In launching VA's OEND initiative, the Under Secretary for Health acknowledged that most of the evidence to date surrounds OEND targeting community-dwelling persons with documented opioid use disorders or opioid misuse rather than all patients receiving opioid analgesics in a health care system. The VA OEND program was th...

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