Prescribing Opioid Analgesics: General Precautions
Prescribing opioids are not without risks. However, opioids continue to be prescribed for acute and chronic pain given that they have been shown to be an effective treatment for certain individuals. Consistent with all prescribed medications, it is important for the prescriber to be aware of common side effects and their management, as well as potential serious side effects and their management. These recommendations are designed to minimize harm to the patient, their loved ones/caregivers, as well as to inform the prescriber about best practices. This session will provide clinicians with an overview of general precautions necessary when prescribing opioids.
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Charles E. Argoff, MD: Advisor for BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.; Clexio Bioscience; Neumentum; Nevro; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; SK Life Sciences; Tremeau Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Teva Pharmaceuticals; and Vertex. Consulting for EnZen; Opioid PMR Consortium; and Xgene. Services Provided for Collegium.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
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Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies
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