Managing Aberrant Drug-Related Behavior in Primary Care: A Systematic Review

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By Charles E. Argoff, MD
Professor of Neurology, Albany Medical College; Director, Comprehensive Pain Center, Albany Medical Center

Module description: Increased opioid prescribing, especially for the management of chronic noncancer pain, has been accompanied by an increase in opioid misuse and abuse (aberrant drug-related behaviors).  Primary care providers are concerned about the risk of opioid misuse and abuse yet they are not necessarily confident regarding how to minimize the risk of such.  This module reports the results of a systematic review completed to evaluate the  evidence for often recommended risk reduction strategies to prevent aberrant drug-related behaviors.

Note: This online module is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.