Monday, March 02, 2009

Methadone for chronic pain management

This Medscape CME offering on opiate treatment for chronic pain with a focus on methadone is non-industry supported. It provides a good overview of the pitfalls and precautions of long term opiate prescribing. One glaring omission was the failure to mention the unique cardiac toxicity of methadone and the guidelines for cardiac monitoring.

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