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Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, talks about the three, broad categories of pharmacotherapy in pain management – opioids, non-opioids, and non-traditional, or adjuvant, analgesics. The non-traditional class includes tricyclic antidepressants and serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, as well as newer drugs including gabapentinoids and NMDA receptor blockers.
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