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Reaching Veterans with chronic pain

Erica Sprey of VA Research Communications speaks with Dr. Steve Martino and Dr. Marc Rosen, both substance use researchers at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in New Haven. They are coinvestigators for a study that uses the VA compensation exam to reach out to Veterans who are applying for a service-connected disability for chronic pain. Their aim is to connect with Veterans who are suffering from pain and introduce them to the array of services available through VA.

Read more: Brief screening key to referral for VA chronic pain treatment


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Reaching Veterans with chronic pain

(Dr. Marc Rosen (left) and Dr. Steve Martino (Photo by Jhunathyn Ellis)

The harm from the opioid epidemic isn't subtle—there's a real consensus that we need to treat pain better and intervene early.

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