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Opioid Safety: Use of Long-acting Opioids

Should you be prescribing long-acting (or slow-release) opioids to your chronic pain patients? That is the main question tackled by this panel of pain experts in this Practical Pain Highlights video.

Joseph Shurman, MD leads the discussion; he is the Chairman of Pain Management at Scripps Memorial Hospital (La Jolla, CA).

Dr. Shurman is joined by:

  • Charles E. Argoff, MD: Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director or the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center
  • Steven P. Stanos, DO: Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Medical Director, Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Forest Tennant, MD, DPH: Intractable pain specialist at the Veract Clinic in West Covina, CA.

The panel discusses when short-acting opioids are appropriate—and when long-acting opioids should be used. Watch this video to get practical tips on how you can incorporate long-acting opioids into the treatment plans of appropriately-selected patients.

Last updated on: August 1, 2012
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