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A specialist in addiction medicine offers guidance in identifying opioid misuse and the appropriate means of withdrawing patients from long term opioid therapy. The longer term management and rehabilitation of these patients is also considered. ...
In this segment, a former law enforcement professional and credentialed pharmacist considers the world of illicit pharmaceutical trafficking from the juncture of prescribers, investigators, and the legal system. What is happening, and how can the... ...
Most workers compensation claims involve pain treatment, and most of that therapy involves pharmaceuticals. Dr. Foster overviews the trends and treatment guidelines that primary care practitioners should be aware of, to achieve the best outcomes for... ...
In response to the escalating crisis of opioid abuse and overdose fatalities, states are adopting dosage thresholds as part of their prescribing guidelines. A clinical pharmacist and public policy professor summarize the public health landscape that... ...
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are widely available, but not yet uniformly used. A clinical pharmacist and associate professor evaluates the current landscape, and what can be improved to enhance their utility in curbing substance... ...
High-quality research on the safety and efficacy of medical cannabinoids as pain therapy has long been impeded by an adverse regulatory environment. Even as the prominence of medical marijuana continues to grow--in part due to the public health... ...
Although prescription medications are of great benefit to many patients with chronic non-cancer pain, there are significant complications for patients who are either addicted or in recovery. Dr. Durham, a clinical pharmacist, professor of pharmacy,... ...
Must opioid therapy work for everyone to be a valid part of the treatment armamentarium? Dr. Passik considers some of the consequences of "absolutist thinking" that are leading members of the pain community to unnecessarily harsh self-judgements.... ...
A specialist in pain and substance abuse discusses findings from the research on vulnerable populations in the pain community. Patients with pain and concurrent substance use disorders are particularly at risk for depression and suicidal ideation. To... ...
The enforcement arms of both commercial and government payor plans are focused on reimbursement claims for clinical laboratory services. Ongoing changes to billing and coding for services further complicate the picture for practitioners. Here's... ...
A panel of legal and compliance experts discuss some of the issues confronting prescribers of controlled substances in the management of patients who may be abusing and/or diverting their medications. How should clinicians negotiate the terrain... ...
Dr. Zacharoff sketches the background history of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, and offers an assessment of how well they are performing and how they can be improved. Watch the segment for recommendations on what you need to know to... ...
Dr. Argoff comments on the appropriate role of opioid analgesics as part of therapy for chronic noncancer pain, with observations on protecting legitimate access while preventing abuse. ...
Dr. Argoff comments on the appropriate role of opioid analgesics as part of therapy for chronic noncancer pain, with observations on protecting legitimate access while preventing abuse. ...
Observations by a pain management educator and lawyer on some key issues for pain medication prescribers. ...
Observations on the clinical condition of coping, and a discussion of some motivational strategies that may be beneficial to patient and clinicians in addressing the phenomenon. ...
Observations on the clinical condition of coping, and a discussion of some motivational strategies that may be beneficial to patient and clinicians in addressing the phenomenon. ...
Observations by a pain management educator and lawyer on some key issues for pain medication prescribers. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
An in-depth, 4- part examination of opioid risk assessment in the primary care setting; the need, the tools; the clinician responsibilities. ...
Dr. Passik comments on the debate over opioids as appropriate for chronic non-cancer pain, identifying some shortcomings in the arguments from both sides. ...