- Physician for Responsible
Opioid Prescribing (PROP) - PROP's mission is to reduce opioid-related
morbidity and mortality by promoting cautious and responsible prescribing
practices. This site provides accurate information about opioid risks and
benefits for providers and consumers.
Prevention kit - SAMHSA - This site provides information to prescribers,
first responders and family members about preventing overdose and the role
risk evaluation tool - The Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) is a brief, self-report
screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings
to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment
of chronic pain. Patients categorized as high-risk are at increased likelihood
of future abusive drug-related behavior. The ORT can be administered and scored
in less than 1 minute and has been validated in both male and female patients,
but not in non-pain populations.
Calculator - This site is connected to an online tool to calculate Morphine
Equivalent dose of all opioids to support MED limits in guidelines. This calculator
should NOT be used to determine doses when converting a patient from one opioid
Medical Society - The link connects to Smart and Safe program which provides
prescriber and patient education as well safe storage and disposal information
of opioids. The goal of the Smart and Safe program is to reduce the use of
opioids in MA.
Website - The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain was
published in March 2016. It provides recommendations about the appropriate
prescribing of opioid pain relievers and other treatment options to improve
pain management and patient safety.