William C Becker

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine/Naloxone dose and pain intensity among individuals initiating treatment for opioid use disorder
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue, Mail Stop 151B, West Haven, CT 06516, USA Yale University School of Medicine, E S Harkness Building A, 367 Cedar Street, Suite 406A, New Haven, CT 06510, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 48:128-31. 2015
  2. pmc A research agenda for enhancing appropriate opioid prescribing in primary care
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 151B, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT, 06516, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1364-7. 2013
  3. pmc Instruments to assess patient-reported safety, efficacy, or misuse of current opioid therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    Pain 154:905-16. 2013
  4. pmc Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on sedatives and tranquilizers among U.S. adults: psychiatric and socio-demographic correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:280-7. 2007
  5. pmc Opioids, chronic pain, and addiction in primary care
    Declan T Barry
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Pain 11:1442-50. 2010
  6. pmc Receipt of opioid analgesics by HIV-infected and uninfected patients
    E Jennifer Edelman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:82-90. 2013
  7. pmc Integrating buprenorphine treatment into office-based practice: a qualitative study
    Declan T Barry
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519 1187, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:218-25. 2009
  8. pmc Previous use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids in young adults
    Lynn E Fiellin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:158-63. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on prescription opioids among U.S. adults: psychiatric, medical and substance use correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:38-47. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Guideline-concordant management of opioid therapy among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and uninfected veterans
    Julie R Gaither
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Electronic address
    J Pain 15:1130-40. 2014

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine/Naloxone dose and pain intensity among individuals initiating treatment for opioid use disorder
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue, Mail Stop 151B, West Haven, CT 06516, USA Yale University School of Medicine, E S Harkness Building A, 367 Cedar Street, Suite 406A, New Haven, CT 06510, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 48:128-31. 2015
    ..The optimal dose of BUP/NX for comorbid pain is not known. We examined dose and other factors associated with pain intensity among patients initiating BUP/NX for opioid use disorder...
  2. pmc A research agenda for enhancing appropriate opioid prescribing in primary care
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 151B, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT, 06516, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1364-7. 2013
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  3. pmc Instruments to assess patient-reported safety, efficacy, or misuse of current opioid therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    Pain 154:905-16. 2013
    ..Lack of testing in clinical practice limited assessment of feasibility. The dearth of safety and efficacy items and lack of testing in clinical practice demonstrates areas for further research...
  4. pmc Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on sedatives and tranquilizers among U.S. adults: psychiatric and socio-demographic correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:280-7. 2007
    ..Non-medical use of sedatives and tranquilizers carries risks including development of abuse/dependence. Such use may correlate with psychiatric symptoms...
  5. pmc Opioids, chronic pain, and addiction in primary care
    Declan T Barry
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Pain 11:1442-50. 2010
    ..Addressing these barriers to pain treatment will be crucial to improving pain management service delivery...
  6. pmc Receipt of opioid analgesics by HIV-infected and uninfected patients
    E Jennifer Edelman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208093, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:82-90. 2013
    ..Opioids are increasingly prescribed, but there are limited data on opioid receipt by HIV status...
  7. pmc Integrating buprenorphine treatment into office-based practice: a qualitative study
    Declan T Barry
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519 1187, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:218-25. 2009
    ..Despite the availability and demonstrated effectiveness of office-based buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT), the systematic examination of physicians' attitudes towards this new medical practice has been largely neglected...
  8. pmc Previous use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids in young adults
    Lynn E Fiellin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8093, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:158-63. 2013
    ..The current study explores the association between alcohol, cigarette, and/or marijuana use during adolescence and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids during young adulthood...
  9. ncbi request reprint Non-medical use, abuse and dependence on prescription opioids among U.S. adults: psychiatric, medical and substance use correlates
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:38-47. 2008
    ..Non-medical use of prescription opioids carries risks including development of abuse/dependence. Such use may correlate with psychiatric, medical, and substance use characteristics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Guideline-concordant management of opioid therapy among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and uninfected veterans
    Julie R Gaither
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Electronic address
    J Pain 15:1130-40. 2014
    ..001). Over a 10-year period, on average, patients received no more than 40% of recommended care. OT guideline-concordant care is rare in primary care, varies by patient/provider characteristics, and has undergone few changes over time...
  11. ncbi request reprint Gender and non-medical use of prescription opioids: results from a national US survey
    Jeanette M Tetrault
    Veterans Affairs Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Addiction 103:258-68. 2008
    ..Gender differences exist regarding alcohol and illicit drug use disorders in the United States. Little is known about the gender-related factors associated with non-medical use of prescription opioids...
  12. ncbi request reprint Long-term treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone in primary care: results at 2-5 years
    David A Fiellin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8025, USA
    Am J Addict 17:116-20. 2008
    ..Serum transaminases remained stable from baseline. No serious adverse events related to treatment occurred. We conclude that select opioid-dependent patients exhibit moderate levels of retention in primary care office-based treatment...
  13. pmc Nonmedical use of prescription opioids and pain in veterans with and without HIV
    Declan T Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519 1187, USA
    Pain 152:1133-8. 2011
    ..Veterans in care have a high prevalence of NMU that is associated with substance use, medical status, and pain interference, but not HIV status...
  14. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: opioid treatment for chronic back pain: prevalence, efficacy, and association with addiction
    Bridget A Martell
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8025, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:116-27. 2007
    ..The prevalence, efficacy, and risk for addiction for persons receiving opioids for chronic back pain are unclear...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates for nonmedical use of prescription opioids among urban and rural residents
    Karen H Wang
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 127:156-62. 2013
    ..Little is known about the differences in nonmedical use of prescription opioids among urban and rural adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint Opioid use disorder in the United States: insurance status and treatment access
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:207-13. 2008
    ..In the United States, insurance status and rates of treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder are unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in report of drug testing practices at the workplace level in the U.S
    William C Becker
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    Am J Addict 23:357-62. 2014
    ..We sought to examine the association between worker demographics, workplace characteristics, and report of employment in a workplace that performs drug testing...
  18. ncbi request reprint Source of prescription drugs used nonmedically in rural and urban populations
    Karen H Wang
    Department of Medicine, The Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 40:292-303. 2014
    ..Unintentional overdose deaths due to nonmedical use of prescription drugs disproportionately impact rural over urban settings in the United States. Sources of these prescriptions may play a factor...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prescription opioid misuse in the United States and the United Kingdom: cautionary lessons
    Daniel F Weisberg
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States Electronic address
    Int J Drug Policy 25:1124-30. 2014
    ..Basic, proactive steps in the form of surveillance - of overdoses, marketing practices, prescribers, and patients - and education programs may help avert a public health crisis as opioid prescriptions increase. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Integrating interdisciplinary pain management into primary care: development and implementation of a novel clinical program
    Lindsey M Dorflinger
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, USA Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Pain Med 15:2046-54. 2014
    ..The aims of this study were to develop and implement an interdisciplinary pain program integrated in primary care to address stakeholder-identified gaps...
  21. pmc Racial differences in primary care opioid risk reduction strategies
    William C Becker
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:219-25. 2011
    ..Racial disparities in treating pain with opioids are widely reported; however, differences in use of recommended strategies to reduce the risk of opioid misuse by race/ethnicity have not been evaluated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Provider satisfaction with office-based treatment of opioid dependence: a systematic review
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Subst Abus 26:15-22. 2005
    ..New federal regulations allow for office-based treatment of opioid dependent patients with opioid agonist medication (e.g., buprenorphine). We sought to evaluate the literature on office-based physicians' acceptance of this practice...
  23. ncbi request reprint Faculty development in small-group teaching skills associated with a training course on office-based treatment of opioid dependence
    Jeffrey G Wong
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Subst Abus 25:35-40. 2004
    ..Evaluation of the DATA-2000 training session small-group facilitators was uniformly positive. This faculty development workshop was successful in improving teaching skills for our small-group faculty facilitators...