Review gives top marks to 2 opioid prescribing guidelines

11/12/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Experts who reviewed 13 opioid prescribing guidelines gave high marks to two -- one from APS and the American Academy of Pain Medicine and one from the Canadian National Opioid Use Guideline Group -- that apply to a broad range of adult patients and were deemed of excellent quality and well-researched and explained. The review in the Annals of Internal Medicine found seven guidelines were of low to intermediate quality and recommended against using the other four. Of the top two guidelines, researchers cited the APS-AAPM recommendation as offering a slightly better detailed summary of the research on which it was based.

View Full Article in:

Medscape (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Health Plan CEO – Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Chief Executive Officer
CarePoint Health Plan
Jersey City, NJ
Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Strategic Partnerships
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC