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photo Thwarting the Illicit Drug Seeker
An Accredited Learning System for Dental Professionals
By James Brodie

Pain management is a cornerstone of modern dentistry. Among its growing arsenal of pain minimizing techniques are opioid analgesics and minor tranquilizers to relieve anxiety. Unfortunately many of these medications are sought by addicts and "recreational" users as well. Diversion of drugs from legitimate sources into the illegal street market is a growing problem. Dentists and their staff may have difficulty distinguishing con artists and drug abusers from legitimate patients. This comprehensive training package offers every dentist a set of simple steps that can help diminish the availability of controlled drugs on the street, without increasing costs or compromising patient care. A Study Guide supplementing the video is included. It was written by Brian Goldman, MD, FACEP, MCFP(EM).

18 minutes
© 2003
Purchase $149 VHS
Order No. QA-390
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-390-X

"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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Hugo Award, Chicago Intercom Competition

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