Opioid management

May/June 2021 Issue
Six Tips to Effectively Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas [Feature]

Overcome barriers to care by using telehealth, supporting home-based treatment, and partnering with local and state services.

January/February 2021 Issue
"Quick, Grab the Naloxone": Overdose Preparedness for Ambulatory Clinics [Feature]

With opioid overdoses rising, practices should consider stocking this safe rescue drug alongside other emergency devices and medications.

July/August 2019 Issue
In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation [Opinion]

Family physicians should join the fight to remove limits on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.

November/December 2018 Issue
Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office [Feature]

Use this guide to plan for offering medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine.

November/December 2014 Issue
How to Monitor Opioid Use for Your Patients With Chronic Pain [Feature]

A written policy, systematic process, and simple tools can help you to prescribe opioids safely and securely.

May/June 2014 Issue
Safe Opioids [SPPACES: App Reviews]

The Safe Opioids app provides resources and tools to help clinicians safely prescribe opioid medications for pain.

Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains how one family practice uses a "medication use agreement" to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.

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