Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education
Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmDAssistant Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, St. John's University, Queens, New YorkClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
Chronic pain remains one of the most challenging and prevalent health care problems. Approximately 56 million Americans—1 in 6 individuals—live with chronic pain, which is more than the combined amount of individuals with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. This activity will look at the barriers that exist in pain management, the different classifications of chronic pain, the impact of inadequate relief, the most commonly prescribed opioid analgesics, and the role that abuse deterrent formulations can play in reducing the public health burden of prescription opioid abuse.
Upon completing the program, participants should be able to:
Expiration date: September 10, 2013
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