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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tip for the week

Opiod Therapy plans, or pain management plans are a touchy subject. Sometimes people misunderstand the intent of these plans. It is not the intent for the provider to just give you pain medication. These plans are designed as a partnership in managing the pain of the patient. That means that the patient needs to hold up their end of the bargain (i.e. urinalysis as requested, only using the correct dosage, etc.) in order for the provider to hold up their end of the bargain. Providers don't want patients to be in pain, but they also don't want to lose their license. Abusing the OTP or PMP can put the provider's license in jeopardy. So, work together with your provider to make sure that you stay on the right path.

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