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Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

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Opioid Dependence Treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone: An Overview for Pharmacists and Physicians
By Phyllis A. Grauer, PharmD, CGP, CPE Clinical Pharmacist
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Module Description: Office-based treatment of opioid dependent provides an alternative to traditional methadone programs  Pharmacist and physician understanding of the prescribing guidelines for buprenorphine products as a component of chemical dependency treatment allows them to deliver appropriate care to these individuals while complying with regulatory oversight.                                                 

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA.The views expressed in written conference materials or publications andby speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the officialpolicies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.