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.

September 7 — 8, 2006
Best Practices in Opioid Risk Management


Day 1 – September 7, 2006

Welcome & Introductions
THCI Program Update

Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS Presentation >>

Responsibilities of the Pharmaceutical Industry

What are the legal and ethical responsibilities of a pharmaceutical company to intervene in response to prescription drug abuse
Jennifer Bolen, JD Presentation >>

Issues in Pre-marketing Risk Assessment

Does scheduling reduce risk: a review of the evidence
John Coleman Presentation >>

Best practices in evaluating extractability/tampering
Robert Bianchi, PhD Presentation >>

Surveillance & Related Issues

Choosing surveillance systems to meet specific needs
Edgar Adams, ScD Presentation >>

Quantitative approaches to differentiating signal from noise: best practices
John Brownstein, PhD Presentation >>

Field studies for signal verification: best practices
James Inciardi, PhD Presentation >>


Patient and consumer education: best practices
Yvette Colón, MSW, ABD Presentation >>

How can pharmaceutical companies team up with health care systems to promote appropriate opioid prescribing?
John Freedman, MD, MBA Presentation >>

Day 2 – September 8, 2006


Perspectives from the field: what works and what doesn’t in a high-risk community
Art Van Zee, MD Presentation >>

Opioid prescribing: best practices in clinician education
Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS Presentation >>

Physician guiding systems for opioid prescribing
Donald Burt, MD Presentation >>

Best Practices in Developing a Risk Management Action Plan
Cynthia McCormick, MD Presentation >>


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