Collegium Announces the Launch of OpioidIQ
OpioidIQ provides physicians and other allied healthcare providers with tools to assess which patients are appropriate for opioid analgesics and important topics that need to be addressed with patients when deciding to treat them with an opioid analgesic, including:
- Appropriate opioid use
- Risks of unintentional misuse and abuse
- Enhancing communications between patients and healthcare providers
- Resources for providing information to patients and caregivers to avoid unintentional opioid misuse
- Role of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs)
“Up to 1 in 4 patients misuse their opioid medication, and many of those patients are doing so unintentionally1” said
“Opioids should only be prescribed after alternative non-opioid treatment options have been fully explored. Once a clinician has decided to prescribe an opioid to a patient, the clinician then needs to make it a point to ask the patient how he/she is taking his/her medicines. For example, are they ever crushing, chewing, or dissolving them prior to taking them,” said Dr.
For more information, visit www.OpioidIQ.com.
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1 Vowles KE, McEntee ML, Julnes PS, Frohe T, Ney JP, van der Goes DN. Rates of opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction in chronic pain: a systematic review and data synthesis. Pain. 2015;156(4):569-576.
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