Citizens Petition
- Sustaining Partners
May 2012-
The Search for an Ideal Analgesic
June 2011-
Pharmacotherapy for Prescription Opioid Addiction
March 2011-
Advancing Safe Opioid Prescribing through Prescriber Training and Behavior Change
June 2010-
Payer Issues Related to Prescription Opioid Monitoring and Abuse
March 2010-
The role of Dentists in Preventing Opioid Abuse
July 2009-
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for Prescription Opioids
April 2009-
Prescription Monitoring Research Update
November 2008-
Co-ingestion of Alcohol with Prescription Opioids
June 2008-
The Role of Urine Drug Monitoring in Pain Management
March 2008-
Sources of Diverted Prescription Opioids
September 2007-
Understanding the Types of Opioid Abusers
March 2007-
Responding to Signals of Opioid Abuse
November 2006-
Development of Abuse Deterrent Formulations
September 2006-
Best Practices in Opioid Risk Management
October 2005-
Opioid Abuse Resistance
March 2005-
Opioid Risk Management

Tufts Health Care Institute Program on
Opioid Risk Management

The mission of the Tufts Health Care Institute Program on Opioid Risk Management is to address challenges in the development and utilization of opioid analgesics, by engaging a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders focused on optimizing the benefits of opioid for pain management, and minimizing their risks, including abuse and diversion.

June 9-10, 2011


Executive Summary

The drive to develop medications for prescription opioid abuse: A historical overview of the development of methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone
Frank Vocci, PhD Presentation >>

The epidemiology of co-morbid pain and substance abuse
Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS Presentation >>

Health economics of prescription opioid abuse and its treatment
Howard Birnbaum, PhD,
Alan White, PhD Presentation >>

Efficacy of methadone for opioid replacement therapy
Mark Parrino, MPA Presentation >>

Efficacy of naltrexone for opioid addiction
Sandra Comer, PhD Presentation >>

Buprenorphine and methadone in the treatment of pain
Doug Gourlay Presentation >>

Efficacy of buprenorphine for prescription opioid addiction
Roger Weiss, MD Presentation >>

Acute and chronic pain management in patients receiving pharmacotherapy for addiction
Daniel Alford, MD Presentation >>

Pharmacotherapy for opioid addiction: Drugs in development
Walter Ling, MD Presentation >>

Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Crisis
Timothy Condon, PhD Presentation >>

Regulatory considerations for an opioid analgesic indicated for use in patients with addiction
Deborah Leiderman, MD Presentation >>


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