What is Going on in the U.S. to Improve Pain Treatment & Deter Prescription Drug Abuse?

December 8, 2014

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Presenter(s): Aaron Gilson, MS, MSSW, PhD

About the webinar: Federal and state policies have been designed to promote appropriate pain management while mitigating non-medical use of prescription medications. Updates on federal legislation and White House strategies and programs addressing the medical use of oxycodone and hydrocodone, palliative care and pain treatment education and prevention and treatment of prescription drug abuse will be presented. Status of state laws and regulatory policies governing nursing practice and pain treatment will be reviewed. Additional state topics will include prescription drug monitoring programs, practitioner education and reducing non-medical use of prescription medications. Recommendations for becoming involved in national- and state-level policy development will be suggested.

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December 8, 2014
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Aaron Gilson, MS, MSSW, PhD
Presenter 2
and Cathy Carlson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC