Research Publications

Research Publications

Following is a list of opioid-related articles in order by publication date: 

*Our current titles are limited to those with Dr. Sullivan as a co-author.  We will be broadening our list as we grow our website.

  1. Opioid therapy for chronic pain in the US: promises and perilsSullivan MD, Howe CI. Pain. 2013 Dec;doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2006.00352.x
  2. Changes in opioid prescribing for Washington workers' compensation claimants after implementation of an opioid dosing guideline for chronic noncancer pain: 2004 to 2010. Garg RK, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Bauer AM, Wickizer T, Sullivan MD, Franklin GM. J Pain. 2013 Dec;14(12):1620-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.08.001.
  3. Changes in opioid prescribing for chronic pain in Washington State. Franklin GM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Sullivan MD, Wickizer TM. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Jul-Aug;26(4):394-400. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2013.04.120274.
  4. Mental health disorders and long-term opioid use among adolescents and young adults with chronic pain. Richardson LP, Russo JE, Katon W, McCarty CA, DeVries A, Edlund MJ, Martin BC, Sullivan M. J Adolesc Health. 2012 June.
  5. Bending the prescription opioid dosing and mortality curves: impact of the Washington State  opioid dosing guideline. Franklin GM, Mai J, Turner J, Sullivan M, Wickizer T, Fulton-Kehoe D. Am J Ind Med. 2012 Apr;55(4):325-31. doi: 10.1002/ajim.21998. Epub 2011 Dec 27.
  6. Long-term chronic opioid therapy discontinuation rates from the TROUP study. Martin BC, Fan MY, Edlund MJ, Devries A, Braden JB, Sullivan MDJ Gen Intern Med. 2011 Dec;26(12):1450-7. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1771-0. Epub 2011 Jul 13.
  7. Prescription long-term opioid use in HIV-infected patients. Silverberg MJ, Ray GT, Saunders K, Rutter CM, Campbell CI, Merrill JO, Sullivan MD, Banta-Green CJ, Von Korff M, Weisner C. Clin J Pain. 2012 Jan;28(1):39-46. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3182201a0f.
  8. Trends in the prescription of opioids for adolescents with non-cancer pain. Richardson LP, Fan MY, McCarty CA, Katon W, Edlund M, DeVries A, Martin BC, Sullivan M. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Sep-Oct;33(5):423-8. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2011.04.009. Epub 2011 May 31.
  9. Who gets high-dose opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain? Sullivan MD. Pain. 2010 Dec;151(3):567-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.036. Epub 2010 Sep 9. No abstract available.
  10. Age and gender trends in long-term opioid analgesic use for noncancer pain. Campbell CI, Weisner C, Leresche L, Ray GT, Saunders K, Sullivan MD, Banta-Green CJ, Merrill JO, Silverberg MJ, Boudreau D, Satre DD, Von Korff M. Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec;100(12):2541-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.180646. Epub 2010 Aug 19.
  11. An analysis of heavy utilizers of opioids for chronic noncancer pain in the TROUP study. Edlund MJ, Martin BC, Fan MY, Braden JB, Devries A, Sullivan MDJ Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Aug;40(2):279-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2010.01.012. Epub 2010 Jun 25.
  12. Trends in use of opioids for chronic noncancer pain among individuals with mental health and substance use disorders: the TROUP study. Edlund MJ, Martin BC, Devries A, Fan MY, Braden JB, Sullivan MDClin J Pain. 2010 Jan;26(1):1-8. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181b99f35.
  13. Age and sex trends in long-term opioid use in two large American health systems between 2000 and 2005. Thielke SM, Simoni-Wastila L, Edlund MJ, DeVries A, Martin BC, Braden JB, Fan MY, Sullivan MDPain Med. 2010 Feb;11(2):248-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00740.x. Epub 2009 Nov 25.
  14. Trends in long-term opioid therapy for noncancer pain among persons with a history of depression. Braden JB, Sullivan MD, Ray GT, Saunders K, Merrill J, Silverberg MJ, Rutter CM, Weisner C, Banta-Green C, Campbell C, Von Korff M. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2009 Nov-Dec;31(6):564-70. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2009.07.003. Epub 2009 Aug 27.
  1. The Role of Opioid Prescription in Incident Opioid Abuse and Dependence Among Individuals with Chronic Non-cancer Pain: The Role of Opioid Prescription. Edlund MJ, Martin BC, Russo JE, Devries A, Braden JB, Sullivan MD. Clin J Pain. 2013 Nov 25.
  2. Clarifying opioid misuse and abuse. Sullivan M. Pain. 2013 Nov;154(11):2239-40. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.07.045. Epub 2013 Jul 30. No abstract available.
  3. Opioid poisonings and opioid adverse effects in workers in Washington State. Fulton-Kehoe D, Garg RK, Turner JA, Bauer AM, Sullivan MD, Wickizer TM, Franklin GM. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Oct 10. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22266.
  4. Days with pain and substance use disorders: is there an association? Edlund MJ, Sullivan MD, Han X, Booth BM. Clin J Pain. 2013 Aug;29(8):689-95. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318270fa77.
  5. Dependence is not addiction and "tolerance" declares addiction-reply. Ballantyne JC, Sullivan MD, Kolodny A. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):595-6. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.3207. No abstract available.
  6. Prescribed opioid difficulties, depression and opioid dose among chronic opioid therapy patients. Merrill JO, Von Korff M, Banta-Green CJ, Sullivan MD, Saunders KW, Campbell CI, Weisner C. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012 Nov-Dec;34(6):581-7. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2012.06.018. Epub 2012 Sep 5.
  7. Opioid Dependence vs Addiction: A Distinction Without a Difference? Ballantyne JC, Sullivan MD, Kolodny A. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Sep 24; 172(17):1342-3. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3212.
  8. Depression and prescription opioid misuse among chronic opioid therapy recipients with no history of substance abuse Grattan A, Sullivan MD, Saunders KW, Campbell CI, Von Korff MR. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;10(4):304-11. doi: 10.1370/afm.1371.
  9. Depression and ambivalence toward chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain. Howe CQ, Sullivan MD, Saunders KW, Merrill JO, Banta-Green CJ, Weisner C, Campbell CI, Von Korff M. J Pain. 2012 Sep;28(7):561-6. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31823ade59.
  10. Concurrent use of alcohol and sedatives among persons prescribed chronic opioid therapy: prevalence and risk factors. Saunders KW, Von Korff M, Campbell CI, Banta-Green CJ, Sullivan MD, Merrill JO, Weisner C. J Pain. 2012 Mar;13(3):266-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2011.11.004. Epub 2012 Jan 29.
  11. Predictors of change in pain and physical functioning among post-menopausal women with recurrent pain conditions in the women's health initiative observational cohort. Braden JB, Young A, Sullivan MD, Walitt B, Lacroix AZ, Martin L. J Pain. 2012 Jan;13(1):64-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2011.10.007.
  12. Limiting the potential harms of high-dose opioid therapy: comment on "Opioid dose and drug-related mortality in patients with nonmalignant pain". Sullivan MD. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 11;171(7):691-3. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.101. No abstract available.
  13. *Emergency department visits among recipients of chronic opioid therapy. Braden JB, Russo J, Fan MY, Edlund MJ, Martin BC, DeVries A, Sullivan MDArch Intern Med. 2010 Sep 13;170(16):1425-32. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.273.
  14. Risks for opioid abuse and dependence among recipients of chronic opioid therapy: results from the TROUP study. Edlund MJ, Martin BC, Fan MY, Devries A, Braden JB, Sullivan MDDrug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Nov 1;112(1-2):90-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.05.017. Epub 2010 Jul 14.
  15. Risks for possible and probable opioid misuse among recipients of chronic opioid therapy in commercial and medicaid insurance plans: The TROUP Study. Sullivan MD, Edlund MJ, Fan MY, Devries A, Brennan Braden J, Martin BC. Pain. 2010 Aug;150(2):332-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.05.020. Epub 2010 Jun 15.
  16. The prescribed opioids difficulties scale: a patient-centered assessment of problems and concerns. Banta-Green CJ, Von Korff M, Sullivan MD, Merrill JO, Doyle SR, Saunders K. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jul-Aug;26(6):489-97. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181e103d9.
  17. Problems and concerns of patients receiving chronic opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain. Sullivan MD, Von Korff M, Banta-Green C, Merrill JO, Saunders K. Pain. 2010 May;149(2):345-53. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.037. Epub 2010 Mar 23.
  18. *Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and overdose: a cohort study. Dunn KM, Saunders KW, Rutter CM, Banta-Green CJ, Merrill JO, Sullivan MD, Weisner CM, Silverberg MJ, Campbell CI, Psaty BM, Von Korff M. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jan 19;152(2):85-92. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-2-201001190-00006.
  19. Depression and prescription opioid misuse among chronic opioid therapy recipients with no history of substance abuse. Grattan A, Sullivan MD, Saunders KW, Campbell CI, Von Korff M. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;10(4):304-11. doi:10.1370/afm.1371     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  1. *The missing 'P' in pain management: how the current opioid epidemic highlights the need for psychiatric services in chronic pain care. Howe CQ, Sullivan MD. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 9. pii: S0163-8343(13)00260-0. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.10.003.
  2. Effects of pain and prescription opioid use on outcomes in a collaborative care intervention for anxiety. Roy-Byrne P, Sullivan MD, Sherbourne CD, Golinelli D, Craske MG, Sullivan G, Stein MB. Clin J Pain. 2013 Sep;29(9):800-6. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318278d475.
  3. Why doctors prescribe opioids to known opioid abusers. Ballantyne JC, Sullivan MDN Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 31;368(5):484-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1214553#SA1. No abstract available.
  4. What are we treating with long-term opioid therapy? Sullivan MD, Ballantyne JC. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 12;172(5):433-4. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.2156. No abstract available.
  5. What are we treating with chronic opioid therapy? Krashin D, Sullivan M, Ballantyne J. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2013 Mar;15(3):311. doi: 10.1007/s11926-012-0311-1
  1. Chronic opioid therapy for chronic pain: an e-learning program to develop shared decision-making and communication skills. Clark MR et al. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2011 Apr;15(2): 88-90. doi: 10.1007/s11916-011-0175-5.
  2. Randomized trial of web-based training about opioid therapy for chronic pain. Sullivan MD, Gaster B, Russo J, Bowlby L, Rocco N, Sinex N, Livovich J, Jasti H, Arnold R. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jul-Aug;26(6):512-7. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181dc7adc.
  3. Training internists in shared decision-making about chronic opioid treatment for non-cancer pain.  Sullivan MD, Leigh J, Gaster B. J Gen Int Med. 2006 Apr; 21(4): 360-2.