Guidance for Prescribing Opioids Safely

June 4, 2011

(VIDEO) Once you've decided that an opioid analgesic is indicated, what can you do to assure that your patient uses the medication safely?

Once you’ve decided that an opioid analgesic is indicated, what can you do to ensure that your patient uses the medication safely?

Speaking from the American College of Physicians meeting, Leanne M. Yanni, MD, addresses that question and offers some practical advice. Dr Yanni is Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.