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 3-4, 2010
Executive Summary

Prescription Opioid Abuse: Challenges and Opportunities for Payers
Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS Presentation >>

The Complex Influence of the Prescription Opioid Abuser on the Family of Payers
Lisa McElhaney Presentation >>

Opioid Abuse: The Managed Care Perspective
Howard Birnbaum, PhD Presentation >>

Drug Diversion— An Insurance Fraud Perspective
Dennis Jay Presentation >>

Risk Management in Chronic Pain Patients
Michael Brennan, MD Presentation >>

Prescription Opioid Fraud and Abuse: Medicaid Perspective
Gary P. Gilmore, B.S., R.Ph Presentation >>

Prescription Opioid Abuse: Private Payer Perspective
Jeffrey Sterling, Esq Presentation >>

How Can Payers Use PMPs to Reduce Prescription Opioid Fraud Abuse?
John Eadie Presentation >>

Urine Drug Monitoring: A Review of the Clinical Evidence
Joanna Starrels, MD, MS Presentation >>

SBIRT to Identify, Treat Opioid Abusers
Bertha Madras, PhD Presentation >>

Educating Providers in Opioid Analgesia and Risk Management: What works?
Rollin Gallagher, MD, MPH Presentation >>

Minimizing Rx Opioid Fraud and Abuse While Maintaining Appropriate Access for Patients in Need: Best Practices for Rx Payers
William Mahon Presentation >>

Funding for this program was made possible (in part) by (PA-08-149)from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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