The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDEN)
Pilot studies that use complementary and integrative health strategies to support deprescribing of benzodiazepines
The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDEN) is seeking applications for pilot studies of interventions that employ complementary and integrative health modalities to support deprescribing of benzodiazepines and/or non-benzodiazepine, benzodiazepine receptor agonists (i.e., the "Z drugs" such as zolpidem or eszopiclone) in older adults. Proposals may request a budget of up to $160,000 (combined direct and indirect costs), or higher with advance permission, and the resultant studies should be able to be completed over approximately one year. The goal of these studies should be to test study procedures, refine interventions, assess feasibility and acceptability, and/or other such goals, such that by the end of the one-year study period the research team will be well-positioned to apply for a large grant funding opportunity to conduct a definitive clinical trial. The timeline for applications is coming soon; please check here for more information. For full information see: deprescribingresearch.org/network-activities/...