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Opioid Treatment Clinical Practice Guidelines

Opioid Treatment Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched an Opioid Safety Initiative in response to the opioid abuse issues occurring nationally. “There is a mounting body of research detailing the lack of benefit and potentially severe harm of long-term opioid therapy,” VA says on its website. To address this issue, VA is asking all providers who offer opioid treatment to follow the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines.