July 2011

What's New on the PDMP Front around the Country?

August 22, 2011

Medical/legal issues

Although the fight over whether to implement a prescription drug monitoring program in Florida has captured the most attention in recent months, other states have been making news with their programs, as well.

Safe Storage and Disposal of Opioids and Other Medications

August 22, 2011

Patient Education

With concern over the misuse, abuse, and diversion of opioids and other prescription medications for pain at an all-time high, it is imperative that physicians review safe medication handling, storage, and disposal procedures with patients

Opioid Safety is Job One

August 22, 2011

Feature Article

A program developed by the American Pain Foundation and its partners is spreading the message about safe and effective pain management by offering useful resources for patients and physicians.

Elevating Pain Management: First and Next Steps in Pain Safety

August 22, 2011

Feature Article

Fast, good, and cheap: the rule is we only get two in life -- yet in today's health care system, clinicians are pressured to achieve all three. However, the necessary steps for ensuring safe and good pain management are a challenge for physicians who practice in the world of the 15-minute office visit