Month: March 2014

Electronic Opioid Risk Assessment Program for Chronic Pain Patients: Barriers and Benefits of Implementation

Authors: Butler, S. F., Zacharoff, K., Charity, S., Lawler, K. and Jamison, R. N. Pain Practice, 14: E98–E105. doi:10.1111/papr.12141, 2014 Abstract Objectives A preliminary electronic pain assessment program known as Pain Assessment Interview Network, Clinical Advisory System (PainCAS), was implemented in 2 pain centers over the course of 10 months to understand the tool’s impact on opioid… Read more »

Changes in Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Abuse after Introduction of an Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulation

Authors: Cassidy, T. A.; DasMahapatra, P.; Black, R. A.; Wieman, M. S.; Butler, S. F. Pain Medicine, 15: 440–451. doi:10.1111/pme.12295, 2014 Abstract Objective The reformulation of oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release (CR) tablets in August 2010 created a natural experiment at a national scale, providing an opportunity to evaluate patterns of abuse of prescription opioids and other drugs… Read more »