Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion: A Practice Guide for Clinicians

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9780071435512: Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion: A Practice Guide for Clinicians

Your best-practice guide to navigating the legal and clinical issues of prescribing narcotics

This indispensable, ready-to-use reference puts today's challenges of narcotic prescribing into sharp focus. Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion thoroughly reviews the clinical use of opioids and other addictive narcotics; the assessment of legitimate versus illegitimate prescription seekers; and the often-overwhelming maze of laws and regulations covering fraudulent prescription-seeking and dispensing.

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Peter Staats, MD, Director, Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University & Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Staats is one of the premier pain physicians in the country, and co-author of the forthcoming Just the Facts in Pain Medicine. He lectures extensively to physicians on the subject of pain pharmacology and prescriptions.

Jennifer Bolen, JD, Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice, Nashville, Tennessee

Ms. Bolen is a US attorney who prosecutes cases of fraudulent prescriptions. She lectures extensively to physicians and pharmacists, to more than 5000 in 2002 alone. She is well known to physicians in pain medicine and primary care, having written articles in leading journals and presented innumerable workshops to those markets. Her full time profession in 2004 will be lecturing on this topic and offering workshops to hospitals and group practices.

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