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2021 Aug

Pain Physician



Increase your Confidence in Opioid Prescribing: Marketing Messages in Continuing Medical Education Activities on ER/LA Opioids.


Goodwin B, Lim H-P D, Butler J, Paglia D, Dempsey MT, O Connor B, Fugh-Berman A
Pain Physician. 2021 Aug; 24(5):E529-E538.
PMID: 34323440.


Overprescription of opioids has fueled an epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths. The FDA required manufacturers of extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids to fund continuing medical education (CME) on opioids as part of a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS).