Working together to address opioid epidemic for patients
by Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, President, Colorado Medical Society

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Harm reduction philosophy reduces negative consequences of drug use
by Don Stader, MD

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Prescription drugs in Colorado
Using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
by Maria Butler, Katie Olson, Allison Rosenthal, Andres Guerrero and Lindsey Kato, CDPHE Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Unit

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


State Innovation Model
Mapping the way to better health care in Colorado
by Heather Grimshaw, Communications Manager, SIM

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Practice Redesign, Medical Neighborhood/PCMH, Practice Evolution


Moving the needle on opioid and other narcotic addiction epidemic
by Alfred Gilchrist, CEO, Colorado Medical Society

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Thoughtful prescribing
Using the most effective treatments for chronic pain
by Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Physician health program
Addressing the opioid epidemic
by Heidi Letko, LPC and Doris C. Gundersen MD

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


CMS foundation helping students
CMS Education Foundation 2016-2017 scholarship recipients
by Michael J. Campo, PhD, support staff, Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine


Cover: Reversing the opioid epidemic
What Colorado physicians need to know
by Lesley Brooks, MD

Posted in: Communications, Cover Story, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


The “ALTO” approach
Incorporating opioid-sparing options into various treatment pathways
by Rachael W. Duncan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Utilizing risk management
REMS is not a four-letter word
by Steven Wright, MD

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


COPIC Comment: Guidelines and resources to address opioid prescribing
by Ted J. Clarke, MD Chairman & CEO, COPIC Insurance Company

Posted in: Communications, COPIC Comment, Colorado Medicine


Sunrise Community Health: Comprehensive opioid oversight and buprenorphine treatment program

Posted in: Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Specialty focus: Surgery
Individual strategies for surgeons to combat the opioid epidemic
by Saurabh Saluja, MD, MPP, Don Selzer, MD, FACS, John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, FACS, Kathleen Heneghan, PhD, RN, PN-C and John M. D

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Facing scrutiny
Peer review and regulators
by Elizabeth S. Grace, MD, FAAFP, CPEP Medical Director

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


The final word: The opioid epidemic: Let’s keep working

Posted in: Communications, Final Word, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


A letter from Colorado’s CMO
Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH, addresses Colorado physicians about opioid abuse public health emergency
by Larry Wolk, MD, MSPH

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Specialty focus: Pediatrics
The opioid epidemic and the newborn patient
by Jean K. Rex, MD

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Case study: Swedish Medical Center is reducing opioid use in the emergency department
by Erik Verzemnieks, MD

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Affecting families
For one Colorado lawmaker, Colorado's drug abuse problem is personal
by John Frank, The Denver Post

Posted in: Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Specialty focus: Obstetrics
Opioid use in pregnancy: High risk and high reward
by Kaylin Klie, MD, MA and Lesley Brooks, MD

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Controlled substances
A practical approach to avoiding the pitfalls of prescribing
by Elizabeth S. Grace, MD, FAAFP, CPEP Medical Director

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


One patient’s pain story
Reclaiming life after opioid dependence
by Terri L. Schreiber

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Consortium update
Colo. Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention celebrates early successes, looks to increase impact
by Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Multi-pronged approach
Payers respond to the opioid epidemic
by Chet Seward, Senior Director, CMS Division of Health Care Policy

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Non-opioid pain treatment
Using “rational polypharmacy” to control pain with opioid alternatives
by Jonathan Clapp, MD, Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and American Board of Pain Medicine

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Colorado leads opioid prevention
And it’s time to take the next step
by Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, AMA Opioid Task Force Chair

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Prescription Drug Abuse, Initiatives


Who wants a raise?
The Colorado QPP Coalition can help you get a “raise” from Medicare – and other payers, too
by Allyson Gottsman

Posted in: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Interacting With Payers, Payment Reform, Practice Evolution


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