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Pharmacology and Toxicology: Prescriptions for Pain Management

Information for Patients

There is a new CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Information for Patients

This site by the Massachusetts Medical Society has an excellent "Getting Help" section with resources to help yourself or a loved get treatment for addiction.

Information for Providers

There is a new CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Information for Providers

Free Continuing Medical Education credits and resources on opioids. From the Massachusetts Medical Society

What's Happening at UMMS Graduate School of Nursing (2016)

"UMass Medical School is expanding its new opioid conscious curriculum to the Graduate School of Nursing, making it the first in Massachusetts to ensure both its medical and nursing professionals are sound prescribers trained to mitigate the dangers associated with opioid therapy."

What's Happening at UMMS (2015)

"UMass Medical School announced today that it is incorporating into its curriculum for the current academic year specific training in support of 10 agreed-upon core competencies for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse"