As part of our commitment to both health partners and members, we want to provide resources that support your professional practice and encourage best practices in opioid use and pain management. Evidence-based medicine does not support long-term opioid treatment for chronic pain.
CareSource offers the following resources as reference when treating patients with long-term high-dose opiate use.
- Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG) Opioid Guideline 2015
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain 2016
- CDC Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
- CDC Prescription Drug Monitoring
- CDC Calculating Total Daily Dose
- Fact Sheet – CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
- Opiates: Transforming Prescribing Protocols Ohio State University (OSU) 2014
- Utah Pain Opioid Guidelines 2009
- Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
- CDC Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy
- CDC Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain
- Conditions – Hospital Readmissions
Drug Safety: Take Back Programs
Community Drug Take Back Programs can provide the safest opportunity for individuals to dispose of their leftover medications in order to protect families, those at risk for drug abuse, and our environment.
Members can find a drug take back location near them by going here.
Information on needle exchange programs can be found at here.