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This presentation describes the risks associated with opioids and defines the role of patients and providers in mitigating risk and using opioids safely.
An interview with Brian Hatten, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, providing a physician’s perspective on prescribing opioids and acetaminophen to pain patients.
An interview with Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, founding President of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama about preventing double dosing.
An interview with Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE, about the pharmacist’s role in the management of a patient’s chronic pain.
An interview with Doug Hebert and Shelly Mowrey about the importance of responsible medication shortage and substance abuse prevention.
At a time of ever-ratcheting concern about the safety of our food and the appropriate, safe use of prescription drugs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved forward in the past with a number of initiatives to better protect public health. Among them are efforts that are likely to impact how pharmaceutical companies help… Read more »
Opioids play an important and omnipresent role in the treatment of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. The fact of the matter is that in patients with acute pain, such as postoperative pain, opioids are utilized as the first-line treatment at least 98% of the time. Opioids are also recognized as the cornerstone of… Read more »
On September 10, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a number of changes that are intended to increase the safety of extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid medications. This announcement applies to all currently marketed ER/LA opioids, and implements two specific approaches to achieve the goal of combatting “the crisis of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death” according… Read more »
The basis for the long-term use of opioids in the treatment of cancer pain has been fairly well established. Alternatively, a variety of controversies and differences of opinion have surrounded the use of opioid therapy when treating chronic noncancer pain. Issues range from the scientific basis for efficacy, safe and appropriate use, to health care… Read more »