Useful links for drug abuse literature

http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/topics/Prescription-Drugs/Pages/default.aspx

 

http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/Canada-Strategy-Prescription-Drug-Misuse-Report-en.pdf

 

http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/documents/opioid_guideline_part_b_v5_6.pdf

DUCT … an acronym for dealing with drug dependent patients — actual or potential.

Dispense smaller amounts more frequently

Urine testing randomly

Contract with the patient and review annually

Taper to minimum effective dose

 

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