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Inheriting Patients on Opioids

Inheriting Patients on Opioids

May 18, 2022

10:00-11:30am PT         

Inheriting Patients on Opioids


Phillip Coffin, MD, Director of Substance Use Research, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Patients most at risk while prescribed opioids may also be at highest risk from discontinuing opioids.  This presentation will address pain patients who also have a substance use disorder, and how to safely taper illicit substance doses.

As a result of participating in this activity, the healthcare team will:
1.    Examine the risks and benefits of changing opioid dose for patients on legacy opioids.
2.    Identify patients with opioid use disorder who would benefit from buprenorphine.
3.    Evaluate risks of co-use of opioids and benzodiazepines.


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