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Re: Need an alternative to Abilify

Posted by garnet71 on May 30, 2009, at 2:35:02

In reply to Re: Need an alternative to Abilify garnet71, posted by jerrypharmstudent on May 29, 2009, at 23:56:12

Jerry, I'd suggest you read your state's guidelines for opoid prescribing, and see whether or not your doctor is in line. States apparently have the power to define the medical necessity that govern controlled substances and for establishing stricter policies. I don't know if there is anything about using them for non-pain reasons.

Well I see that you go to pharmacy school-maybe you have or haven't learned about this yet, so just disregard if you already have this info. Maybe someone else could use it here.

http://www.medscape.com/resource/opioid

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Opioids are frequently prescribed to treat pain in patients in the United States. Still, many patients continue to receive inadequate pain relief. This may be due to the fact that physicians are concerned about opioid addiction, tolerance, and organ damage for the patient, and possible prosecution for themselves. Federal and state policies govern the use of opioids and other controlled substances This Resource Center addresses the states' policies that are in place to regulate professional practice and prevent drug abuse. In order to achieve the clinical goals of fair and just pain treatment for all, individuals who are licensed to prescribe, order, dispense, or administer opioids must be fully conversant in the laws and regulations that govern those substances.

Legal Disclaimer: The purpose of these summaries is to inform and educate clinicians on the various legal/regulatory materials that govern the use of controlled substances to treat pain. The information contained within these summaries is not intended to serve as specific legal advice, and you should review the source material and consult your local attorney and/or state licensing board to determine the relevance to your practice.

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Opioid therapy is an accepted treatment; prescribing opioids appropriately will not result in disciplinary sanctions.

 

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