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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01HX002794-01A1
Title: Identifying Best Practices for Medication-Based Suicide Prevention Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Medically-Serious Adverse Events
Principal Investigator:

Eric G Smith

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $306,505
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$930,222
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Background: Lithium (LI) and clozapine (CLOZ) are the most evidence-based medications for preventing fatal and nonfatal suicidal behavior (SB). Unfortunately, both medications also can cause numerous medically serious side effects (SSEs). The VA is conducting a large randomized trial of LI for SB, and VA program offices are considering encouraging greater LI and CLOZ use. This study features a comprehensive database analysis and national survey to gather data to maximize the success of any effor...



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