Preventing Drug Diversion: A Program for Physicians
By James Brodie
Today's powerful new pain medications offer patients more effective and convenient relief of pain than has ever been available before. But many of these medicines, including both opioid and non-opioid analgesics, are sought by addicts and "recreational" users as well. Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff may have difficulty distinguishing con artists and drug abusers from legitimate patients. Federal and state regulations, and their own professional ethics, place an increasing burden on clinicians to prevent diversion of drugs into the illegal market. This engaging training film will help physicians and other learn to prevent drug diversion and to comply with current legal requirements without unduly increasing costs or, more importantly, compromising patient care. A Study Guide supplementing the video is available online. It was written by Brian Goldman, MD, FACEP, MCFP(EM), with consultant Ronald W. Buzzeo, RPh, formerly Deputy Director of the Office of Diversion Control, USDEA.
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"Issues related to pain management, substance abuse and drug diversion have become increasingly important within the health professions in the last decade. Each video emphasizes the importance of and the process for professional intervention for the impaired physician or pharmacist. Recommended."Educational Media Reviews Online
Helping the Impaired Physician: Substance abuse is a widespread problem for physicians; it can destroy lives and careers as well as placing patients at risk. This effective training program helps colleagues and employers to recognize the signs of addiction, and encourages them to intervene as early as possible.
Helping the Impaired Pharmacist: Drug abuse by pharmacists impacts not only their own lives but the lives and health of their patients. This effective training program helps colleagues and employers to recognize the signs of abuse, and encourages them to intervene as early as possible.
Preventing Drug Diversion: A Program for Pharmacists: Pharmacists have a responsibility to prevent diversion of drugs into the street market. This entertaining video will help train them to distinguish con men and addicts from legitimate patients without increasing costs or compromising patient care.
Pain Management or Drug Abuse: An engaging training video for law enforcement officers involved in investigation of drug diversion. It offers practical tips and guidelines that will help them distinguish between legitimate medical practice and behavior that may warrant an investigation.
Thwarting the Illicit Drug Seeker: This comprehensive training video offers dentists and their staff simple steps that will help them to distinguish addicts and con artists from legitimate patients, and to avoid diversion of controlled drugs to the street market.
Nurses: The Web of Denial: Celebrates the strength and tenacity of nurses who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, while emphasizing the need for supports within the profession.
Women: Coming Out of the Shadows: Ten women, of all ages and from all walks of life, share their stories of alcohol addiction and recovery.
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