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General Case Resources

Scope of Pain

Prescribe to Prevent

Mass Medical Society

Behavioral Change

PHQ-2 Blank

Urine Drug Testing

Prescription Pain Pills - Patient/Caregiver Education

Sample Opioid Pain Management Agreement

MassPAT PMP Video Link

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



Additional Resources

“Recovering Addict: Treating Pain Can Prove Deadly”

“Opioids: A Physician Father’s Plea”


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boston Globe: Nearly 2000 Die for Opioid Overdose in MA Last Year

SAMHSA website for MAT

"A Day in the Emergency Room - Opioid Rescue in Action (simulation)"

Treatment of Cancer Pain

Boston Globe: Doctors and Cutting Opioids, Even if it Harms Patients

Recommendations from the Governor’s Medical Education Working Group on Prescription Drug Misuse:

Medical Education Core Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Prescription Drug Misuse

Action Plan to Address the Opioid Epidemic in the Commonwealth – Update January 8, 2016

PBS NewsHour Interview with Governor Baker

Health and Human Services – State Without StigMA

“Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain – Achieving the Right Balance Through Education”, Daniel P. Alford, M.D., M.P.H., The New England Journal of Medicine, January 28, 2016

District Attorney Early Forms Central Massachusetts Opiate Task Force

JAMA Article: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain—United States, 2016

Opioid Documentary in the City of Marlborough, by Cathleen Liberty

President Obama's Press Conference on the Opioid Epidemic 

T&G Coverage of DPH Commissioner Bharel's 7/27 Visit to Learn About OSTI

UMassMed Now Coverage of DPH Commissioner Bharel's 7/27 Visit to Learn About OSTI

Surgeon General 2016 Executive Summary Report on Addiction

Dr. Kavita Babu Discusses Surgeon General’s Report: “Facing Addiction in America”