CME Bulletin

Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

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Overview

This CME Bulletin was written by Barry D. Weiss, MD, FAAFP

Learning Objectives

After reading this CME Bulletin, you should be able to:

  • Review/assess general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioid analgesics and identifying potential adverse effects of ER/LA opioids.

Funding

This educational activity is supported through the AAFP’s in-cooperation-with agreement with the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), that received an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies (RPC). Please see www.er-la-opioidREMS.com(www.er-la-opioidREMS.com) for a list of the member companies.

This activity is designed to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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CME Credit

This enduring material activity, CME Bulletin: Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins June 1, 2013. Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

About the Author

Barry D. Weiss, MD, FAAFP, is a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson. He is the medical editor for FP Essentials and associate editor for American Family Physician. He is the author of nearly 150 journal articles and several medical textbooks.

About the Medical Editor

S. Hughes Melton, MD, FAAFP, is co-founder and president of C-Health, PC, in Russell County, Virginia, a family medicine practice focused on improving citizen health in an underserved region. He is co-director of REMOTE, or the Rural Enhanced Model for Opioid Treatment Expansion, a project that promotes substance abuse treatment. Dr Melton is the 2011 recipient of the AAFP Physician of the Year Award.

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and medical editor, and do not necessarily represent those of the American Academy of Family Physicians or Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE).

The AAFP uses an anonymous peer review process to evaluate the content of each CME Bulletin. This process ensures clear identification and resolution of any potential conflict of interest, and guarantees the fairness and balance of the content.

Drugs and Off-Label Uses

The faculty for this activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure the information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation. Information regarding drugs (eg, administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and delivery systems is subject to change. 

The reader is advised to check the manufacturer’s insert and medical references for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering any drug.

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