Assessing Safety, Efficacy and Misuse of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

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By William C. Becker, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Yale University School of Medicine and David A. Fiellin, MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Module Description: This online module focuses on prescription opioid safety, efficacy, and misuse monitoring practices that clinicians can employ in their practices. Two main sources of recommendations are reviewed: the American Pain Society-American Academy of Pain Medicine and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Additionally, a recent review article on instruments to assess patient-reported safety, efficacy, and misuse is discussed.

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