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Expert Perspective on Selecting an Extended-Release Opioid Analgesic for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Pain
Analyze the benefits and limitations of agents used in chronic pain treatment
Essential Areas and Policies, including the 2004 Updated Standards for Commercial Support. Pri-Med faculty hail from a variety of institutions and participate in content development, along with Pri-Med Institute's Advisory Boards and its expert review partners, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Tufts Health Care Institute. All final decisions about program content are the responsibility of Pri-Med Institute.
||Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
||Pri-Med Institute designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education.
Faculty and Editorial Board
Robert Barkin, PharmD, MBA, FCP, DAAPM, (Read Bio), Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, and Pharmacology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; Pharmacotherapy Consultant, North Shore University HealthSystem, Skokie, Illinois
Chris Drury, MA, Pri-Med Institute
Financial Disclosure Statement(s)
Dr Barkin is a speaker for Alpharma, Endo, PriCara, Eli Lilly and Company, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and sanofi-aventis U.S., Inc.
Dr Barkin discloses that this expert perspective mentions or discusses unapproved or investigational therapeutic agents or uses for the management of chronic pain.
The content collaborators at the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) have no financial relationships to disclose.
Mr Drury has no financial relationships to disclose.
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
Instructions for Obtaining Credit:
Complete this activity. Answer the questions in the attached posttest and evaluation. Click on "claim credit" and follow the instructions to print out the credit certificate.
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The opinions, ideas, and recommendations expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty only and are not necessarily endorsed, nor do they necessarily reflect, those of their affiliated institutions, Pri-Med Institute, Pri-Med Institute Advisory Boards and Consultants, or M|C Communications, LLC.
Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients.