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Methadone and Buprenorphine-Associated Drug-Drug Interactions
Andrew Saxon, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, and Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction, Treatment, and Education, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle WA
Target Audience
The target audience for this module is primary care physicians.
Module Description
This module reviews the following key data points which are important to primary care physicians: 1) the current epidemiologic data on drug-drug interactions between opioids and other medications, 2) possible explanations for increases in drug-drug interactions, 3) physiological and pharmacokinetic basis for adverse drug interactions, and 4) strategies for reducing risk for adverse drug interactions.
Core Competencies as a result of participating in this activity
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Compare epidemiologic data on drug-drug interactions between opioids and other medications 
  • Review possible explanations for increases in drug-drug interactions an evidence-based approach in the use of opioids for low back pain
  • Describe physiological and pharmacokinetic basis for adverse drug interactions
  • Identify strategies for reducing risk
Method of participating in the learning process

In order to receive maximum creditlearners must: 

1. Review the materials provided in this module.
2. Earn a minimum cumulative score of 80% on the post-test. 
3. Complete an evaluation to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.*

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed.  Partial credit will not be awarded.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 07/02/2022
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 Other Professionals Credit
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