News Archive

March 21, 2014Academic Emergency Medicine: Evidence-based Narratives to Improve Recall of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

March 21, 2014Psychiatric Services: Medication-Assisted Treatment With Methadone: Assessing the Evidence

March 17, 2014Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Announcement: 5 Things to Know about Opioid Overdoses

March 14, 2014Medscape Medical News: Buprenorphine Prescribing 'Disappointingly Low'

March 12, 2014Medscape Medical News: Coordinated Approach Reduces Illicit Prescription Drug Use

March 11, 2014Medscape Medical News: Physicians a Leading Source of Opioids for Illicit Users

March 11, 2014Medscape Medical News: Opioid Addiction Meds Effective but Buprenorphine a Better Bet?

March 10, 2014Medscape Medical News: Vital Signs: Risks for Overdose from Methadone Used for Pain Relief – United States, 1999-2010

March 10, 2014Medscape Medical News: Vital Signs: Overdoses of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers and Other Drugs Among Women

February 26, 2014: New PCSS-O Brochure

February 19, 2014Medscape Medical News: Methadone or Buprenorphine for Maintenance Therapy of Opioid Addiction: What's the Right Duration?

February 13, 2014Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Announcement to Medical Community

February 10, 2014: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Groups Urge Wide Use of Opioid Antidote to Avert Overdoses

February 5, 2014Neuropathic Pain: A Practical Guide for the Clinician

February 3, 2014The Manual: A Pocket Guide to Pain Management, 4th Edition  

January 31, 2014: American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Medication and Treatment (2013 Edition)

January 30, 2014: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: What You Need to Know in 2014

January 29, 2014Pain Control and Patient Satisfaction Differ

January 27, 2014Confusion Over Why Youths Misuse Rx Opioids

January 9, 2014Medscape Medical News: Chronic Pain Treatment With Opioid Analgesics

December 20, 2013Medscape Medical News: The American College of Physicians (ACP) Issues Wake-up Call on Prescription Drug Abuse

December 16, 2013The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM): Advancing Access to Addiction Medications

November 7, 2013Medscape Medical News: Longer Taper May Boost Abstinence Rates in Opioid Abusers

November 6, 2013FDA News Release: Safety Labeling Changes and Postmarket Study Requirements for Extended-release and Long-acting Opioid Analgesics

September 27, 2013: New PCSS-O Brochure

September 25, 2013: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

September 20, 2013Medscape Medical News: A Narrative Review of the Impact of Disbelief in Chronic Pain

September 20, 2013Medscape Medical News: Long-term Opioids No Longer Indicated for Moderate Pain Use

September 11, 2013: Important Information for those who Prescribe Long-Acting Opiates

September 4, 2013: Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Awards $3 Million Grant to Educate Physicians on Evidence-Based 

August 30, 2013: Approaches to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

August 28, 2013: How to Prevent Opioid Overdose and Overdose-Related Death

August 1, 2013: APA Psychiatric News: Caution Urged for Clinicians Who Prescribe Opioids

June 26, 2013: AMA Releases Updated Pain Management Education Program

June 26, 2013: Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. Annual Meeting 10/27/13 - 11/1/13

June 25, 2013: Update on Fentanyl Analog (confirmed as Acetyl Fentanyl) Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island

May 30, 2013: PCSS-O Brochure

May 22, 2013: Psychiatric News Update

December 12, 2012: Attention Prescribers: FDA seeks your help in curtailing the U.S. opioid epidemic

November 20, 2012: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller

September 4, 2012: Risk for Substance Abuse in Patients With Cancer Pain Kate Johnson

August 8, 2012: The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert: Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals

July 17, 2012: FDA News Release: FDA Introduces New Safety Measures for Extended-release and Long-acting Opioid Medications

July 9, 2012: Questions and Answers: FDA approves a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Extended-Release and Long-Acting (ER/LA) Opioid Analgesics

June 18, 2012: Medscape Medical News: Mental Illness in Teens Linked to Long-term Opioid Use 

May 16, 2012: Annals of Internal Medicine: Cautious, Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing William C. Becker, MD; and David A. Fiellin, MD

May 15, 2012: Annals of Internal Medicine: Federal Plan for Prescriber Education on Opioids Misses Opportunities William C. Becker, MD; and David A. Fiellin, MD

May 14, 2012: Study Shows Widespread Misuse of Prescription Drugs Timothy W. Martin

May 11, 2012: Quest Diagnostics: Prescription Drug Misuse in America

May 10, 2012: Two New Resources to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse Bret Stetka, MD; Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD

May 5, 2012: Project Update