Pain Management and Addiction

Prescription pill bottles.

A clinical trial conducted will compare the effectiveness of two long-acting opioids—methadone and buprenorphine—on the treatment of chronic pain in patients with existing addictions.

Principal Investigator: Richard Blondell, MD

Co-investigator: Gregory G. Homish, PhD

Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Period: 06/2011-05/2013

Abstract: This clinical trial compared the effectiveness of two treatment modalities for the management of pain among patients with substance use dependence.