Along with the various online resources housed on VaAware.com, there is a wealth of recently published scholarly material intended to inform healthcare practitioners, law enforcement officers and citizens of Virginia on the opioid and heroin epidemic throughout the Commonwealth.
- The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Public Health Approach to an Epidemic of Addiction Annual Review of Public Health 2015 Vol. 36: 559-574
- Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain — Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies N Engl J Med 2016; 374:1253-1263
- Primary Care of Patients With Chronic Pain The JAMA Network; published May 18, 2017