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Opioid Safety and Efficacy Web Resource for Clinicians Supports Education and Practice Needs
Date:2/13/2009

MORRISVILLE, Pa., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As the FDA and pharmaceutical manufacturers contemplate the development of new risk evaluation and mitigation plans for extended release opioids, thousands of clinicians who treat patients with chronic pain have already discovered a resource that supports the safe and effective use of opioid treatments.

Emerging Solutions in Pain (www.emergingsolutionsinpain.com) is a multi-award winning, web-based repository that provides multidisciplinary practitioners with scientific and clinical evidence, validated tools, and access to pain and addiction medicine experts, to optimize pain management patient outcomes while minimizing the risks associated with prescription abuse, misuse, and diversion. In just three years, ESP has developed a loyal and ever growing group of more than 6,000 multidisciplinary users who have integrated the site's resources into their armamentarium of practice supports.

"The undertreatment of pain and the increasing rate of abuse of prescription pain medicines constitute national epidemics that result in significant public health burdens," says Joan Meyer, president of MediCom Worldwide, Inc., the educational organization that developed and maintains the ESP website.

"It is essential to address how to balance the unmet needs of patients living with inadequately treated pain with the potential for the treatments for that pain to be diverted, misused and abused," explains Meyer. "MediCom has specialized in this therapeutic arena."

Bronwyn Boyes, manager for the website, feels that the success of ESP stems from unique relationships and insights educating pain management practitioners that are earned only with experience, enabling the development of high-impact, effective educational programs that are based directly on practitioner input. "We monitor a range of p
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