Article Publication Date:
This fact sheet provides an overview of the safe use of prescription opioid pain medications. It discusses the process of safety reviews at the pharmacy, as well as the Drug Management Programs to help patients who are at risk for prescription drug abuse. It is important to note that safety reviews and Drug Management Programs generally don’t apply to those who have cancer, get hospice, palliative, or end-of-life care, or those who live in a long-term care facility.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71150