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Journal Article > Commentary
Wright AP, Becker WC, Schiff GD. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176:7-8.
Opioid misuse is at epidemic proportions in the United States. This commentary advocates for physicians who recognize that their patients are misusing opioids to carefully approach changes in treatment strategies. Providers should adjust their prescribing behavior, counseling skills, and use of electronic health records to determine an effective care plan to address the patient's pain.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 28, 2007;12:1-3.
This article discusses inappropriate prescribing of medication patches for acute pain management and provides strategies for minimizing problems associated with their use.