Pain Education Program Is Under Development
As a result of recent events concerning analgesic medications, the American Societyof Pain Educators (ASPE) is developing a pain-education training program for pharmaceuticalsales representatives. The goal of the program is to support sales representativesand medical liaisons by providing the most current information regarding pain managementtherapies to prescribing physicians. The training will also offer therepresentatives the opportunity to become Certified Pain Specialty Representatives.
"Prescribing clinicians look to sales representatives for quick access to important information.Training them with a fair-balanced curriculum will help them help the busy practitionersstay current in a regulatory-challenged world," said B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA,executive director of the ASPE.