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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Role of Medications in Predicting Suicide-Related Outcomes and Unintended Death in Older Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Amy L. Byers

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $283,023
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Little is known about the role of medications in predicting suicide-related outcomes and unintended death in older Veterans. Veterans 50 years and older have the highest number of lives lost to suicide, make up the majority (> 70%) of the Veteran population, and are highly likely to experience conditions (e.g., chronic pain, sleep disorders, musculoskeletal) associated with commonly prescribed medications that are potential markers for suicide risk (hereafter referred to as “high-risk” drug cate...

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