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photo 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.

19 minutes
© 2003
Purchase $149 VHS
Order No. QA-388
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-388-8

"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

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