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Prince’s apparent opioid-linked death shows need for new plan for pain

– For over a decade, Dr. Michael Von Korff and others have been working on a strategy to stop the opioid epidemic. Here’s an outline.

For over a decade, Dr. Michael Von Korff and others have been working on a strategy to stop the opioid epidemic. Here’s an outline. by Michael Von Korff, ScD, Group Health Resear…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/princes-opioid-linked-death-shows-why-we-need-new-plan-pain/

Group Health’s guidelines helped our Group Practice reduce doses of opioids for chronic pain

– Dr. Michael Von Korff discusses how Washington state guidelines also appeared to lower opioid doses, but large dose reductions followed health plan initiatives.

Dr. Michael Von Korff discusses how Washington state guidelines also appeared to lower opioid doses, but large dose reductions followed health plan initiatives by Michael Von Kor…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/group-healths-guidelines-helped-our-group-practice-reduce-doses-opioids-chronic-pain/

Opioids for chronic pain: Finding hope in advocacy and research

– In our first blog post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop shares his experience with chronic pain and opioid medications—highlighting the role advocacy and research play in improving care and outcomes.

In our first blog post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop shares his experience with chronic pain and opioid medications—highlighting the role advocacy and research play in improving care…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/opioids-chronic-pain-finding-hope-advocacy-and-research/

Our research made news in 2014

– Here’s our list of top 10 research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.

  Here’s our list of top 10 research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/our-research-made-news-2014/