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Medicine’s Ali Mchaourab explains innovative VA opioid program

In an article titled “How one city’s VA health system has greatly reduced opioid prescribing” for STAT, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Ali Mchaourab detailed a program designed to reduce opioid addiction among veterans. The pioneering program, implemented at Cleveland Veterans Affairs medical centers, reduces prescriptions of the strongest opioid painkillers, educates providers and relies on evidence-based pain treatment.

Mchaourab co-authored the paper with Jason Tuckerman, a physician and research fellow at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and Anupam B. Jena, associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Read about the study.