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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Cost Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Morbidity from Opioid Dependency
Principal Investigator:

Douglas K. Owens

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $254,463
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Background: Over the past decade, opioid use and injection drug use, particularly heroin injection, have increased across most US demographic groups, making opioid-use-related mortality and morbidity a public health crisis both for Veterans and non-Veterans. Morbidity from opioid use is broad, including acquisition of HIV and HCV, which spread efficiently through the transfer of blood in shared injecting equipment. Interventions to prevent morbidity from opioid use disorder include opioi...

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