Prova Education Launches Chronic Pain Program with a Focus on Abuse-deterrent Opioid Formulations

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'Opioid-Based Pain Management: Barriers, Guidelines, and Best Practices' evaluates barriers to adherence with clinical practice guidelines and discusses emergent, abuse-deterrent formulations

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This program focuses on abuse-deterrent opioid formulations that offer promise for patients, families, and clinicians alike.

Chronic pain is clinically challenging for physicians to manage. Contributing to suboptimal outcomes of patients with chronic pain is the reluctance of physicians to prescribe opioid analgesics due to concerns with tolerance, dependence, addiction, and misuse/abuse. This new program from Prova Education highlights ways clinicians can address their barriers in optimal pain management and includes a review of emergent, abuse-deterrent opioid formulations.

'Opioid-Based Pain Management: Barriers, Guidelines, and Best Practices' features three thought leaders in opioids management: Host William J. Fredette, Jr., MD, FAAP, is joined by guests Charles E. Argoff, MD, and Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD. Their clinical discussions are designed to help clinicians:

1.    Describe the societal burden associated with chronic pain
2.    Assess current clinical practice guidelines and barriers to treating to guidelines
3.    Develop strategies to address physician concerns about the use of opioids for chronic pain
4.    Evaluate and differentiate currently available and emergent abuse-deterrent formulations

“There is no shortage of education on opioids abuse -- and for good reason, given the tremendous societal impact,” said Carole Drexel, PhD, Vice President of Medical and Scientific Services at Prova Education. “This program addresses those concerns but importantly it focuses on emergent therapies – those abuse-deterrent opioid formulations that offer promise for patients, families, and clinicians alike.”

The program is certified for continuing medical education and is supported Daiichi Sankyo.

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Prova Education delivers integrated, lifelong learning opportunities that lead to improvements in clinician competence and performance, with the aim of improving patient outcomes. Its multi-platform educational network includes live meetings, online activities, social media, radio broadcasts, print media, and more. Its global footprint includes educational endeavors and strategic partnerships in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. More information is available at

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