Journal article

Benzodiazepine Use among Chronic Pain Patients Prescribed Opioids: Associations with Pain, Physical and Mental Health, and Health Service Utilization

Suzanne Nielsen, Nicholas Lintzeris, Raimondo Bruno, Gabrielle Campbell, Briony Larance, Wayne Hall, Bianca Hoban, Milton L Cohen, Louisa Degenhardt

Pain Medicine | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

Thanks to Jessica Belcher, Sarah Freckleton, Anika Martin, Ranira Moodley, Kimberley Smith, and Rachel Urquhart-Secord, NDARC, for their contribution to data collection. We also thank Cerissa Papanastasiou, Burnet Institute, for her contribution to some of the POINT data collection in Melbourne. Thanks to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the NSW Pharmacy Guild, and Pain Australia, for their support of this study and assistance with dissemination. Thanks also to the POINT advisory committee for their advice on the design and conduct of the study.This study received funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, #1022522). SN, LD, BL, and WH are supported by NHMRC research fellowships (#1013803, #1041472, #1073858, #569738). The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grant Fund. Cerissa Papanastasiou was supported by funding provided to Paul Dietze and LD by the Victorian Drug Law Enforcement Fund. These funding bodies had no role in determining the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.