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Opioids and Chronic Pain: A Guide for Primary Care Providers

The Center for Innovation in Academic Detailing on Opioids is excited to announce a new edition of both the California and National versions.

Included in this revision are two new topics:

  • Buprenorphine overlap initiation

  • Benzodiazepines with opioids

Other Highlights Include:

  • New content on non-opioid pharmacologic treatment of chronic pain

  • Updates to the controlled substance monitoring map in the national version

  • An overview of how to easily obtain a buprenorphine waiver

This article was written as a narrative summary of the guidebook and emphasizes the best practices in caring for patients who have often been ignored and stigmatized in healthcare settings as a result of their opioid use.