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Prescription Opioids: Social Policy Gone Awry

This module is intended to discuss the sentinel events, marketing campaigns, cultural factors and social policies that led to the over prescription of opioids. The current opioid situation has led to epidemic levels of morbidity and mortality as well as a mixed result in the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 31, 2017
End Date: October 31, 2019
Presenter
  • Brian Sites, MD, MS
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Orthopedics
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Registration

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access).

Learning Outcome(s)

Participants will be able to identify sentinel events, marketing campaigns, cultural factors and social policies that led to the over prescription of opioids. They will be able to discuss strategies to reduce potential for misuse and related harm of opioids, and communicate effectively with patients regarding multimodal/alternative therapies for pain.

Accreditation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).
Speaker Disclosure

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following RSS Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Opioid Prescribing: Social Policy Gone Awry (Psychiatry Grand Rounds 2017) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Planning Committee members’ role was resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the RSS Director, Christine Finn, MD. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

  • William Hudenko, PhD ~ is a Major Stockholder with Incente, LLC
  • Paul Holtzheimer, MD ~ receives royalties from The Oxford University Press

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
clpd.support@hitchcock.org

For more information on this topic, please go to: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/opioid-prescribing.htm


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