Opioid Resources for Patients and Providers

2017 Opioid Prescribing Rule
Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids for Pain
Opioid Prescribing Rule - What You Need to Know
Rules for Prescribing Opioids for Pain & Vermont Prescription Monitoring System - Frequently Asked Questions: For Prescribers
May 17, 2017 Webinar & Handout
Patient education resources
Opioid Patient Information Sheet (multiple languages available)
VPMS Advisory Notice (multiple languages available)
Prescription Drug Disposal
provider resources
Opioid Prescription - Informed Consent Sample Form
(multiple languages available)
SAMHSA Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
University of Vermont College of Medicine Office of Primary care & Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program Chronic Pain Agreement
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Morphine Milligram Equivalent Calculators*
Ohio's Automated Rx Reporting System Online Calculator
Opioid Guideline App
*DISCLAIMER: The links to morphine milligram equivalent calculators are placed here for the convenience of prescribers, dispensers, and patients. The State of Vermont did not design and does not maintain these calculators nor make any representation as to their accuracy. Relevant rules do not require the use of these, or any other, calculator. It is the responsibility of the prescriber to confirm calculations and to adhere to the limits imposed by any relevant rule or law and to exercise clinical judgement consistent with the standard of care.

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