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Opioid Prescribing

Information on prescribing opioids for pain management.

NH Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Rules

On March 8, 2017, the Board of Podiatry adopted the Pod 502  pdf file rules regarding opioid prescribing. These rules took effect March 25, 2017.

Disposing of Unused Opioids

Board-Approved Risk Assessment Tools

Clinical Resources

  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment(SBIRT) is a strategy in the healthcare sector for reinforcing healthy behaviors, identifying problematic drug and alcohol use early, reducing substance misuse, and referring to treatment those who need it. This evidence based practice is a process with three main elements - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in medical settings.
  • The NH Prescription Drug Monitoring Program offers prescribers and pharmacists a valuable tool for improving both patient care and the health and safety of our communities. By taking advantage of this resource, prescribers will not only better manage patients' health and prescription usage, but also promote public health and safety through the prevention and treatment for controlled substance abuse, and assist in the reduction of the diversion of controlled substances.
  • The Federation of State Medical Boards offers a free CME entitled Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing.
  • The Massachusetts Medical Society offers a free Opioid Prescribing Series for CME credit.

Treatment Tools

Board Approved Continuing Medical Education (CME) regarding Opioid Prescribing

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