November 2, 2011
Contact: Joan Meyer
MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. clinicians may require additional safety training according to a recent survey from MediCom Worldwide
MORRISVILLE, PA – A recent survey of 634 physicians, pharmacists, and nurses indicates that clinicians in the U.S. could benefit from additional training and education in the field of pain management. MediCom Worldwide, Inc. presented these findings in a poster presented at PAINWeek, a national conference attended by clinicians specializing in pain management. Approximately one-third responded that they had not heard or read about the FDA’s Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program for opioids, while almost 13% of clinicians do not routinely use a risk assessment tool for patients who are prescribed opioids. In addition, 72% stated that there is currently not enough information available to health care professionals about REMS; however, 86% stated that they would comply with any mandatory REMS requirement linked to prescribing. The survey results highlight the need for further clinician and patient education in chronic pain management.
To view the poster presented at PAINWeek, please visit the Emerging Solutions in Pain website: http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=763&Itemid=308
Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP) is a clinician-focused initiative dedicated to improving patient outcomes and minimizing the risk of opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. At the hub of this initiative is www.EmergingSolutionsinPain.com, a website for clinicians that has an audience of over 30,000 members. ESP is an educational service provided by MediCom Worldwide, Inc. and is supported by independent educational grants from Cephalon, Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals.
MediCom Worldwide, an accredited provider of medical education for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, is solely dedicated to providing scientifically relevant and timely educational opportunities to support health care providers in improving their clinical competence and performance in providing quality health care. MediCom provides educational activities in a variety of venues and formats that target physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals based upon adult learning principles. To learn more, please visit, www.MedicalEd.com.