If you are a community provider who treats Veteran patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), you’ll want to mark December 17 on your calendar. Veterans Health Administration is hosting a webinar at 1pm on lifesaving medications for OUD (MOUD) along with VA initiatives that support community providers treating Veterans with OUD. VA has distributed lifesaving naloxone to more than 260,000 Veterans with over 1,500 reported overdose reversals with naloxone. Although rates of MOUD are increasing, only a little more than 40% of patients with OUD in VHA receive such treatment, with substantial variation across VA facilities and patient characteristics.

More information: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/81971/opioid-use-disorder-oud-treatment/