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Jeremy A. Adler, MS, PA-C, of Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants, emphasizes the importance of the patient/practitioner conversation about the importance of drug safety. Communication and safety are key.

The argument that we need to educate providers more is an argument that could always be made:...

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Jeremy A. Adler, MS, PA-C, of Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants, emphasizes the importance of the patient/practitioner conversation about the importance of drug safety. Communication and safety are key.

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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 professions coordinate in response?

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Many prescribers are faced with ethical and legal dilemmas stemming from patients who they suspect might be diverting their prescription drugs.  And it’s going to be difficult for prescribers to detect this deception because even police officers have difficulty doing so. And if a physician or...

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When faced with a problem patient, it’s important to remember the physician-patient relationship, and to keep that front and center.  Prescribers should avoid labeling and not avoid the issue. State-licensing boards are going to encourage the provider to talk to the patient about a potential problem...

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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 between confronting suspicious patient behavior and...

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Observations by a pain management educator and lawyer on some key issues for pain medication prescribers.

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