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BU School of Medicine launches safe opioid prescribing education program for health care providers
Date:3/18/2013

ere will also be train-the trainer sessions designed to develop a national cohort of SCOPE of Pain trainers, who will deliver a series of workshops at local hospitals and community health centers around the country.

Dr. Norman Kahn, Executive Vice President and CEO of the CMSS notes that "CMSS believes education designed for the prescriber community is paramount to helping clinicians safely prescribe opioids while addressing the critical public health problem faced by opioid misuse."

Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry, President and CEO of the FSMB, adds that "The FSMB believes educational initiatives such as this collaboration are crucial in raising awareness with physicians of the risks opioids pose, while providing a framework to ensure physicians who prescribe opioids do so responsibly and safely."

"We are proud to have been selected to receive the first grant for such an important education initiative," says Barry Manuel, MD, Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Surgery at BUSM. "It is a testament to the quality and the comprehensive nature of the professional medical education provide by Boston University School of Medicine."


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