• Accreditation Council f
  • MEMS 2.0 will give continuing health care education accreditors a common format for our REMS-related data, enabling the FDA, the continuing health care education community, and other stakeholders to assess the overall scope of REMS-related education for health professionals," says Murray Kopelow, M.D., chief executive of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. (medbiq.org)
  • medications
  • Therefore, the objective of this commentary is to examine recent regulatory/policy developments regarding opioid safety in the USA, with a special focus on hydrocodone and opportunities for improving the future safe use of these medications. (opioidremsresource.com)
  • However, these medications have a street value to a newer niche of users, including patients taking them at megadoses to enhance the effects of other psychotropic drugs, and other patients taking them to manage or mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms and possibly even opioid cravings. (painweek.org)
  • Fentanyl, also known as fentanil, is an opioid which is used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • As a leader in prescription pain medicine, Mallinckrodt is committed to supporting programs that educate and encourage behavioral changes for health providers and patients to ensure that analgesic opioid use is beneficial, not harmful, to people in need of pain relief," said Mario Saltarelli, MD, Chief Science Officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. (businesswire.com)
  • Understand how to assess patients for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics. (er-la-opioidrems.com)
  • How Would You Manage Opioid Use in These Three Patients? (annals.org)
  • Although sedatives do not relieve pain in themselves, they can be a useful adjunct to analgesics in preparing patients for surgery, and are commonly given to patients before they are anaesthetized, or before other highly uncomfortable and invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization, colonoscopy or MRI. (wikipedia.org)
  • opiates
  • Extended-release tablets: Management of pain (including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy) that is severe enough to require long-term, daily, around-the-clock use of an opiate analgesic and for which alternative treatment options (e.g., nonopiate analgesics, immediate-release opiates) are inadequate or not tolerated. (drugs.com)
  • withdrawal
  • Prolonged use of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution during pregnancy can result in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, which may be life-threatening if not recognized and treated, and requires management according to protocols developed by neonatology experts. (nih.gov)
  • If opioid use is required for a prolonged period in a pregnant woman, advise the patient of the risk of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and ensure that appropriate treatment will be available [see WARNINGS ]. (nih.gov)
  • Use of or withdrawal from pain-relievers such as opioids. (wikipedia.org)
  • increases
  • When combined with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants such as alcoholic drinks and opioids, the potential for toxicity and fatal overdose increases. (wikipedia.org)
  • safe
  • Health care professionals who prescribe ER/LA opioid analgesics have a responsibility to help ensure the safe and effective use of ER/LA opioid analgesics. (er-la-opioidrems.com)
  • An understanding of this history is key to promoting future improvements in the safe use of opioids. (opioidremsresource.com)
  • The REMS may apply to one or more preparations of tapentadol and consists of the following: medication guide and elements to assure safe use. (drugs.com)
  • MEMS 2.0 will be an essential tool in our armamentarium for continuous improvement in the provision of CME designed to improve practice performance in the safe use of opioid analgesics," said Mike Saxton, M.Ed., CCMEP, FACME, chief learning officer for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. (medbiq.org)
  • treatment
  • Opioids have become a mainstay of treatment for pain in the United States, with over 250 million prescription issued in 2012 alone. (opioidremsresource.com)
  • 2 and 3 The use of opioid analgesics, a mainstay of pain treatment, has increased dramatically in recent years. (opioidremsresource.com)
  • In symptomatic treatment of acute pain, reserve opiate analgesics for pain resulting from severe injuries, severe medical conditions, or surgical procedures, or when nonopiate alternatives for relieving pain and restoring function are expected to be ineffective or are contraindicated. (drugs.com)
  • widely
  • Hydrocodone in particular, as the most widely prescribed opioid product, has recently been subject to a myriad of changes, both through the federal rescheduling of hydrocodone-combination products (HCPs) to Schedule II, as well as the introduction of two new extended-release formulations to the USA market. (opioidremsresource.com)
  • initiative
  • The MedBiquitous project will permit data about REMS-compliant CE programs from across the health professions to be successfully aggregated into a single data set describing the entire nation's accredited CE efforts in support of the FDA's REMS initiative. (medbiq.org)
  • pain
  • These developments have been preceded by several years of debate, public and professional consultation, and split opinions due to the increasing number of safety issues associated with opioids balanced with the need for access to effective pain management. (opioidremsresource.com)
  • programs
  • The first prescriber REMS-compliant training programs are anticipated to be available by March 1, 2013. (er-la-opioidrems.com)
  • Several health care organizations and medical specialty societies have developed REMS-compliant education programs. (entnet.org)
  • Under the requirements of the REMS, drug companies with approved opioid analgesic products must make REMS-compliant education programs available to healthcare providers. (nih.gov)
  • This data could then be compiled in central systems to assist the FDA and other stakeholders in analyzing the reach and impact of the REMS programs. (medbiq.org)
  • providers
  • Accredited providers that offer RPC- supported REMS activities are responsible for entering the RPC ID in the. (accme.org)
  • Accreditors can integrate MEMS 2.0 into their already existing data collection processes, enabling accredited CE providers to use their own accreditor's data collection system to input information about REMS CE activities. (medbiq.org)
  • assess
  • In order to assess the extent otolaryngology-head and neck physicians and surgeons prescribe ER/LA opioids, the Foundation would like your response to this one question, anonymous survey. (entnet.org)
  • prescription
  • Wyeth manufactured over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Robitussin and the analgesic Advil (ibuprofen) as well as prescription drugs Premarin and Effexor. (wikipedia.org)
  • health
  • MEMS 2.0 will offer a streamlined, efficient, and effective system for collecting data about REMS-compliant continuing education across the health professions. (medbiq.org)