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12/5/2017 - Medical Grand Rounds: Update on Opioids and Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Management





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase safe opioid prescribing practices for chronic pain so that opioid related harms are reduced.
  • Follow recommended processes and procedures for use of medical marijuana for chronic pain management.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Dowell D, et al. CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain – United States, 2016. JAMA. 2016;315:1624-45.
  2. Chou R, Turner JA, Devine EB, et al. The effectiveness and risks of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review for a NIH Pathways to Prevention workshop. Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:276-86.
  3. Whiting PF, et al. Cannabinoids for medical use: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2015;313(24):2456-2473. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6358.
  4. Nugent SM, et al. The effects of cannabis among adults with chronic pain and an overview of general harms. Ann Intern Med. 2017. doi:10.7326/M17-0155.

Kevin Kraemer, MD, MSc — Professor of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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