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.
- American Academy of Pain Management (The Academy): www.aapainmanage.org
- American Academy of Pain medicine (AAPM): www.painmed.org
- American Pain Society (APS): www.americanpainsociety.org
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP): www.asipp.org
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.
- Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMP): www.pmpalliance.org
- Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/rx_monitor.htm
- Federation of State Medical Boards: www.fsmb.org
*The resources cited herein are for informational and educational purposes only and are not legal advice or substitute for legal counsel
The sites below provide information on federal-level prescription drug misuse, including national statistics, educational materials, publications, conferences and meetings, and frequently asked questions.
- Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/index.html
- Office of National Drug Control Policy: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov
Educational Resources and Publications
Below is a list of specific educational resources and publications, including an online CME.
- Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs online issues: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/issues.html
- PainEDU- an educational site for clinicians who are treating patients with pain: www.painedu.org
- Urine Drug Testing in Clinical Practice CME: www.udtmonograph.com
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))
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