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Boston University School of Medicine

Micro-cases

Your SCOPE of Pain micro-cases podcast host
Dr. Daniel Alford

Dr. Daniel Alford — Professor of Medicine and course director for Boston University School of Medicine's SCOPE of Pain safer opioid prescribing program — shares more than 20 years' experience as a general internist along with his personal understanding of the complexities, communication challenges, risks, and benefits of prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain in this exclusive series.

Dr. Daniel Alford

Introduction to the SCOPE of Pain micro-cases podcast series with Dr. Daniel Alford

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The SCOPE of Pain micro-cases podcast series episodes are organized below by challenges commonly faced by clinicians and deliver clinical pearls in 4 minutes or less.

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The Challenge: Misinformation About Opioids and the CDC Guideline

The CDC Guideline Requires All Patients to be Tapered

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Opioids are Not Effective for Treating Chronic Pain

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The Challenge: Opioids and Acute Pain

I Need Opioids for My Sprained Ankle

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Will Post-Surgery Opioids Make Me Addicted?

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The Challenge: Pain, Opioids Overdose, and Opioid Use Disorders

My Wife Overdosed on Her Fentanyl Patch!

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I Don't Want Addicted Patients in Our Practice

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How Do I Treat Pain in a Patient With Opioid Addiction?

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The Challenge: Assessment and Monitoring

My Pain is a "20" on a 10-Point Scale

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You Treat Me Like a Drug Addict

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Your Staff is Treating Me Like a Drug Addict

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The Challenge: Unexpected Urine Drug Test Result

Positive for Cocaine

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Negative for the Prescribed Opioid

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The Challenge: High-Risk Patients

I am Using Cannabis to Treat My Pain

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The New Patient on High Dose Opioids

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The Challenge: Worrisome Signs and Opioid Tapering

Can You Give Me an Opioid Refill Until I Find a New Doctor?

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The Unsanctioned Opioid Dose Escalation

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I Will Report You for Patient Abandonment!

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The Patient Overly Focused on Opioid Therapy

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The Anonymous Call: Your Patient is Selling His Opioids

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