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.

March 10-11, 2011


Executive Summary

Improving opioid prescribing in the 21st century
Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS Presentation >>

The vision of implementation science and how it can impact physician behavior
James Dearing, PhD Presentation >>

Steps of implementation science and how they apply to safe opioid prescribing: Pre-implementation
Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD Presentation >>

Redesign and implementation
Lisa Zubkoff, PhD Presentation >>

Jodie Trafton, PhD Presentation >>

Real life experience with systems change to improve opioid safety:
Operation Unite

Karen Kelly Presentation >>

VA pain care agreements
Rosemary Mehl, MD Presentation >>

NY tamper resistant prescription pad program
Jim Giglio Presentation >>

Utah academic detailing program
Susan Cochella, MD Presentation >>

New Hampshire safe prescribing initiative
Seddon Savage, MD Presentation >>

Lessons learned from SBIRT
Daniel Alford, MD, MPH Presentation >>

Study of treatment for patients at risk for prescription opioid abuse
Ajay Wasan, MD, MSc Presentation >>

Mass. Naloxone distribution program
Alexander Walley, MD Presentation >>

Overview of computer-based training
Gwen Murphy RD, PhD Presentation >>

Effectiveness of simulation-based training: the evidence-base and measurement of outcomes
Lewis Johnson, PhD Presentation >>

Application of simulation-based training in the medical field
Benjamin Lok, PhD Presentation >>

Lessons learned from marketing on prescriber behavior change
Edward Heimers, Jr. 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.

2008 Tufts Health Care Institute •   Boston, MA 02111 •   (617) 636-1000