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Medications for Alcohol Use Disorders

Thomas P. Beresford, MD1
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1Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Research in Psychiatry, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
JAMA. 2014;312(13):1350. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10161.
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To the Editor The meta-analysis by Dr Jonas and colleagues1 of medical treatments for alcohol use disorders and the accompanying Editorial2 left me with a sense of scientific unease. Meta-analyses appear to offer solace in large clinical samples culled from many studies but really provide only approximate data when no definitive answers exist.


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October 1, 2014
Katharine Bradley, MD, MPH; Daniel Kivlahan, PhD
1Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
2Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington
JAMA. 2014;312(13):1352. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10167.
October 1, 2014
Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH; Cynthia Feltner, MD, MPH; James C. Garbutt, MD
1Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
JAMA. 2014;312(13):1351-1352. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10170.
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