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VHA Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP

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The goal of pain research is to acquire new knowledge on the processes, what caused the disease, diagnosis, and treatment of pain.  The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is involved with clinical research and/or basic science research in order to expand our knowledge and care for all Veterans in pain.

VA's National Pain Management Strategy provides a system-wide standard of care to reduce suffering from preventable pain. As part of that strategy, the VA's pain research portfolio covers a wide range of topics, from drug discovery, to complementary and integrative treatments, to the impact of pain on daily function and quality of life. The strategy helps set the direction of VA pain research, which in turn helps inform and refine the strategy.

Research for Veterans - Resource Topics of Interest

Pain Research Overview Featured VA Research for Veterans Veteran Engagement in Research  Pain Information and Myths 

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The VA Library Network will provide VA staff an index of recent articles related to opioids and many other areas of interest right to your work mailbox. If you are interested in subscribing to this alert click here.

If you have questions or suggestions for pain-related resources to share, please send an email to VHA Pain Management Webmaster Group. Please do not submit any personal healthcare information. Questions about personal care should be directed to the local VA facility.

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