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Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Core content

For core clinical content designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics, please visit our sister site, SCOPE of Pain.

Click on any of the links below to be taken directly to that content. If you wish to receive CME credit for any of the modules, you’ll need to register, then pass a post test and complete an evaluation.

Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing: Optimizing Office Systems


A 0.5-credit activity describing steps to implement safe opioid prescribing policies and procedures into your practice. Developed in collaboration with Caravan Health.

Making Sense of Massachusetts Opioid Prescribing Laws and State and National Guidelines


A 0.25-credit activity for clinicians who practice in Massachusetts, explaining newly-enacted state laws. Developed in collaboration with Boston Medical Center.

Prescribe to Prevent


An online educational program for prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers that will help you prevent overdoses among your patients and their social networks.

Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute Dental Pain

This one-hour program outlines opioid prescribing principles for general dentists and dental specialists, illustrated by a case study. This training covers the safe and competent use of opioids for managing acute moderate to severe dental pain.

MILITARY Scope of Pain

For providers working with veterans and military service personnel in how to safely and competently initiate, modify, continue or discontinue opioids when managing patients with severe chronic pain.

This web-based activity is supported by funding from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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