Pain continues to be a significant public-health problem, affecting more than 100 million adults in the US. The presence of pain causes significant reductions in patient quality of life, along with significant economic issues.
The use of narcotic medications for pain management has increased dramatically in the US over the past two decades, resulting in increased concerns of misuse and abuse. Due to these concerns, patients in need of opioid medications for relief of acute and chronic pain are often undertreated.
Abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid medications have been developed to make opioids more difficult to abuse and/or to reduce the level of euphoria a patient feels when the tablet is altered. Abuse-deterrent formulations can play a key role in optimizing the risk-benefit ratio of opioid analgesia.
Manage Pain and Minimize Misuse/Abuse: Using Abuse-deterrent Opioids to Enhance Patient Quality of Life will discuss the barriers preventing adequate pain management, describe the effective use of abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid medications in clinical practice, and increase clinician awareness of patient engagement tools to optimize care.
Jointly provided by PCME and Rockpointe. This program is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
AANP Rx Hours:
This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.5 hour(s) of pharmacology