Clinical Commentary

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS): Implications for Pain Management Practice
Lynn R. Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM
Release Date: November 19, 2010
Expiration Date: November 19, 2011
Dr. Webster discusses the key elements of REMS and their impact on pain management.

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Magical, Mystical, Mischievous Methadone
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS
Release Date: October 08, 2010
Expiration Date: October 08, 2011
Dr. McPherson discusses the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of methadone. She provides some examples of dosing for an opioid naïve patient and discusses the conversion from oral to parenteral methadone.

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Abuse Liability of Prescription Opioids
Sandra D. Comer, PhD
Release Date: September 10, 2010
Expiration Date: September 10, 2011
Dr. Comer discusses the abuse liability of prescription opioids.

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Key Needs and Obligations of Opioid Therapy
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Release Date: July 02, 2010
Expiration Date: July 02, 2011
Dr. Portenoy discusses the key needs and obligations of opioid therapy.

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Fibromyalgia: Prevalence, Diagnosis, Management
Ricardo A. Cruciani, MD, PhD
Release Date: June 04, 2010
Expiration Date: June 04, 2011
Dr. Cruciani discusses the prevalence, diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia.

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Neuropathic Pain – Part II
David M. Simpson, MD
Release Date: May 21, 2010
Expiration Date: May 21, 2011
Dr. Simpson discusses treatment strategies and clinical trials for neuropathic pain.

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Neuropathic Pain – Part I
David M. Simpson, MD
Release Date: May 07, 2010
Expiration Date: May 07, 2011
Dr. Simpson describes the spectrum of neuropathies and provides a diagnostic approach to neuropathic pain.

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Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Release Date: April 04, 2010
Expiration Date: April 04, 2011
Dr. McPherson describes the reasons for opioid rotation & provides guidance on how to calculate a new dose when converting between one opioid & another or route of administration at equianalgesic dose.

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Medico-Legal Issues Confronting Pain Practitioners
Jennifer Bolen, JD
Release Date: March 12, 2010
Expiration Date: March 12, 2011
Jennifer Bolen discusses the medico-legal issues confronting pain practitioners today and offers her guidance for complying with the recent DEA and FDA regulations in your practice.

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A Closer Look at Practice Guidelines: A Focus on Evidence
Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, MS
Release Date: February 18, 2010
Expiration Date: February 18, 2011
Dr. Fanciullo discusses the APS/AAPM opioid clinical guidelines for chronic noncancer pain published in February 2009.

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