Activity ID



March 22, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Continuing Education Company, Inc.


Several regulatory agencies are now “sitting at the pain management table” for the foreseeable future and it is critical to navigate the waters without sacrificing that most important stakeholder the patient. This activity, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing, will present and detail the variety of current regulatory forces that need to be considered in clinical practice, and how they can potentially impact clinical decisions regarding chronic pain and how they can be negotiated. The presentations will discuss the roles and statistics of both prescription and illicit opioids (namely heroin and fentanyl) in today’s “opioid overdose epidemic” with the intention of clarifying important differences and similarities between these competing epidemics including concerns and clinical considerations specific to each of them. Additionally, this program will examine and identify how these medications and drugs share potentially tragic adverse effect profiles in many cases.

Presented by Continuing Education Company (CEC) for the past 26 years, our Primary Care CME Conference Series is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. This CME activity, Primary Care On Demand: Pain Management is comprised of recorded video lectures taken from live Primary Care conferences in 2019.

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Educational Objectives

Describe the opioid overdose crisis in the United States today
Discuss common beliefs and inconsistencies about the role of prescription opioids in the opioid crisis
Identify the intersection of illicit drug use and clinical pain practice in today's "opioid epidemic"
Review similarities and differences between regulatory approaches to prescribing practices


Opioid, Prescribing Pain Medication


Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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