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Opioids

Winter 2019 - Mitigation of Risk During the Opioid Crisis, Part Two

Ever since the addictive nature and possible abuses of opioid formulations were established, there has been continuous tension between the undisputed beneficial effects of these medications and their potential for misuse and abuse

Ever since the addictive nature and possible abuses of opioid formulations were established, there has been continuous tension between the undisputed beneficial effects of these medications and their potential for misuse and abuse. Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin have provided relief from pain for millions, but are all continually subject to diversion and misuse.
 

J. Scott Fanzini, JD, shares the broad-based approaches that will be required to mitigate the opioid crisis. By undertaking the strategies listed in this article, health care providers may find their overall risk reduced in their day-to-day practices.

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