Pain Societies and Organizations

These societies and organizations, which focus on the topic of pain, offer a variety of information, activities, and notices on conferences, educational materials and links to other resources.

State Resources*

Guidelines and regulations may vary by state. The sites below can help you stay up-to-date on  specific regulations and provide information on State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and State Medical Boards.

*The resources cited herein are for informational and educational purposes only and are not legal advice or substitute for legal counsel

Federal Resources

The sites below provide information on federal-level prescription drug misuse, including national statistics, educational materials, publications, conferences and meetings, and frequently asked questions.

Educational Resources and Publications

Below is a list of specific educational resources and publications, including an online CME.

Tools

Additional sites you may access to obtain Sample Opioid Agreements and Risk Assessment Tools.

  • Sample Opioid Agreements: opioidrisk.com and www.painedu.org 
  • Sample Risk Assessment Tools available at www.opioidrisk.com/node/774:
    – COMM® (Current Opioid Misuse Measure) 
    – DIRE (Diagnosis, Intractability, Risk, Efficacy) ORT (Opioid Risk Tool)
    – SOAPP®/SOAPP®-R (screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain (revised))

Physician Videos 

To help answer some important questions you may have on the topic of prescription drug monitoring, you can learn directly from physician colleagues who are specialists in the field of chronic pain.

View videos of physicians discussing Prescription Drug Monitoring:

  • Why Test
  • Who and When to Test
  • How to Test
  • Practical Tips for Interpreting Results
  • How to Discuss Testing with Your Patients

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