Development of a Protocol to Evaluate the Concomitant Prescribing of Opioid and Benzodiazepine Medications and Veterans Deaths and Suicides

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Substance Use and Mental Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

An ad hoc committee, under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will develop a protocol (study design), to evaluate the relationship between concomitant opioid and benzodiazepine medication practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for treating mental health and combat-related trauma, which potentially led to veteran’s deaths and suicides. The VA has not requested specific recommendations.

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