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A Primer on the Opioid Morbidity and Mortality Crisis: What Every Prescriber Should Know

CME and/or other credits for this activity are no longer available.

This module provides information on historical and current trends in opioid prescribing, overdose deaths, and the state of the opioid crisis. Risk factors in patients for opioid overdose and for opioid use disorder are described. Also covered in the module is an exploration of the intersecting issues of non-medical and misuse of opioids and opioid use disorder. The module contains the latest information about trends in illicit opioids. An overview on different types of pain are presented and risk mitigation strategies for safer opioid prescribing for pain are described.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Dates: November 14, 2019, November 11, 2021

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