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November 29, 2016: Safer Decisions Save Lives: Key Opioid Prescribing Messages for Community Practitioners

In fall 2015, ISMP Canada brought together a panel of opioid experts from across Canada to identify prescribing and management practices likely to result in better opioid prescribing in the community, especially for treatment of chronic noncancer pain. The panel identified a number of themes on opioid prescribing and management, which were further refined into key opioid prescribing messages. Although the practices described in these messages will be particularly helpful to community prescribers, their relevance extends to all healthcare providers in the community, as well as regulatory colleges, legislators, and the general public.  Read more ...