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The crisis of opioid overdose has led us to the challenge of balancing compassionate and effective treatment of pain against the risks of medication misuse, all in an environment of political and regulatory reactiveness. What are the core ethical principles to help ensure that the needs of patients...

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A perennial favorite among the sessions at PAINWeek is the exchange of perspectives by  clinical pharmacy specialist and adjunct associate professor Jeffrey Fudin and Jeffrey Gudin, director of the pain management and palliative care center at Englewood Hospital. In this 2-part video, we offer some...

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Prescribing guidelines are being enshrined in state regulations, and sometimes are elevated in criminal proceedings as “standards of care”, despite lack of evidence that they are helping to alleviate the abuse crisis. Dr. Ziegler discusses intended and unintended consequences, and where we go from...

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A litany of unintended consequences has attended the introduction of prescribing guidelines aimed at curbing opioid use. In this segment, Drs. Barkin and Jay outline some of these, review aspects of the development process that may have contributed, and discuss some potential solutions and what it...

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