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.

October 27 - 28, 2005
Opioid Abuse Resistance

Executive Summary
October 2005



The Phenomenology of Prescription Opioid Abuse:
What Types of Abuse Do Products Need to Resist?

Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD Presentation >>

Extractability Discussion
Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS Presentation >>

The Quest for Non-Abusable Opioid Analgesics
Charles Grudzinskas, PhD Presentation >>

FDA Concerns Regarding the Development of Abuse-Resistant Products
Bob Rappaport, MD Presentation >>

Industry Incentives, Industry Risks
Debra Travers, MT (ASCP) Presentation >>

Labeling Considerations
William Pierce, PharmD Presentation >>

Regulation of Prescription Drug Promotion
Elaine J. Hu, RPh Presentation >>

Benchtop Evaluations of Tampering with Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms
Philip Goliber, PhD Presentation >>

Substance Abuse Issues in Pain Management
Steven D. Passik, PhD Presentation >>

Can Epidemiologic Studies Be Used to Measure Abuse Resistance?
Howard Chilcoat, ScD Presentation >>


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