Counseling as chronic opioid use prevention

Hilary Mosher, MFA, MD, clinical associate professor in General Internal Medicine, and Katherine Hadlandsmyth, PhD, clinical assistant professor of Anesthesia, received a four-year, $1,400,000 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) grant from the VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D). For this interdisciplinary research project, Mosher and Handlandsmyth will test a preventative program for chronic post-surgical […]

Study of opioid epidemic provides new method for thinking about long-term therapy

Carrying implications not just for clinical prescribing practices, but also larger pharmacoepidemiology trends, Dr. Hilary Mosher’s recent research using data from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) shows a decrease from 2004 to 2011 in the proportion of new users of opioids who begin long-term opioid therapy. The paper, published in April in the journal Pain […]