https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2013/07/23/6.htm. ACP and its curriculum partner Pri-Med have launched “SAFE Opioid Prescribing,” an online training program to educate clinicians about safety ... ACP and its curriculum partner Pri-Med have
Now, the practices have about 250 patients on buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder. ... To avoid precipitated withdrawal, a person should be in an opioid-free state, Dr.
4. When starting opioid therapy for chronic pain, clinicians should prescribe immediate-release opioids instead of extended-release/long-acting opioids. ... If benefits do not outweigh harms of continued opioid therapy, clinicians should work with
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2014/02/25/2.htm. About 3% of previously opioid-naive patients continued to use opioids for more than 90 days after major elective surgery, a ... About 3% of previously opioid-naive patients continued to use
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/06/fda-considers-new-approach-to-safe-disposal-of-opioids.htm. This column reviews details on recent recalls, alerts, and approvals. ... It would also include patient education by pharmacists on safe disposal of
LA) opioid pain medicines to ensure that the benefits of prescribing a drug outweigh its risks for patients. ... Under the single, shared REMS for ER/LA opioids analgesics, the companies that manufacture the medications are required to make independent,
Two professional societies released guidelines on opioid therapy to treat chronic, noncancer pain. ... ACP Internist offers a supplement on opioid pain management and pocket cards online.
to develop and implement a training program that educates clinicians about safety and efficacy when prescribing opioids. ... The educational program will deliver critical training for primary care clinicians who prescribe ER/LA opioids in an effort to
In another study, opioids did not appear to be cost-effective in knee osteoarthritis patients without comorbidities. ... The researchers found that tramadol (but not oxycodone) appeared to be an effective and cost-effective treatment for osteoarthritis
The trial randomly assigned 139 opioid-dependent patients who were hospitalized between Aug. ... Some other recent publications assessed the use, and probable overuse, of opioids in the U.S.