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Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, reviews the skill sets that all physicians using long-term opioid therapy need – optimizing pharmacologic therapy and minimizing risks. Optimizing therapy involves selecting the right drug and route of administration and then individualizing the dose. This is an ongoing process that requires assessment of patient responsiveness to the therapy.
This content was developed with Russell Portenoy, MD.
Russell Portenoy, MD has indicated the following financial disclosures during the past 12 months:
Departmental educational/research grants
St. Jude Medical