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This activity reviews the opioid epidemic and the evolution in clinical guidelines on the use of opioids for pain management, including the most recent guidance issued by the CDC. Opioid classifications, mechanism, indications, adverse effects and risks are discussed.
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AMA CME Accreditation Information
Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing physicians and the healthcare team.
Kate Kirley, MD, CME Program Committee advisor; AMA
Barry Dickinson, PhD, Director, Science, Medicine & Public Health, AMA
Daniel Blaney-Koen, JD, Senior Legislative Attorney, Advocacy, AMA
Julia Meyer, Learning Experience Designer, CS-EC, AMA
Barry D. Dickinson, PhD - Director, Science, Medicine & Public Health, AMA
Ronald J Crossno, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kindred at Home
W. Michael Hooten, MD, Professor, Department of Anes & Perioperative Medicine, Mayo School
Erin Krebs, MD, MPH, Women's Health Med Dir, Minn VA
Robert Rich, MD, Medical Director, Community of Care, Lower Cape Fear, NC
Sayed Wahezi, MD, Program Director, Pain Med Fellowship Montifiore Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content report no relevant financial relationships.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
2.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
2.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
2.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
2.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.
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