Participation Faculty: Improving Outcomes With Opioid Use: Focus on Drug-Drug Interactions

September 23, 2011



This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care reviews drug-drug interactions (DDIs) involving opioids, including discussion of mechanisms of cytochrome P450 interactions, outcomes and costs of DDIs, strategies for prevention of DDIs in the elderly and long term care residents, and opportunities for managed care.

Faculty

Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, MS

Director

Department of Anesthesiology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Section of Pain Medicine

Dartmouth Medical School

Lebanon, New Hampshire

David R. Foster, PharmD, FCCP

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Purdue University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

School of Medicine

Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Tom Lynch, PharmD

Associate Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, Virginia

Brian R. Overholser, PharmD

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Purdue University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

School of Medicine

Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Joseph V. Pergolizzi, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Johns Hopkins

University School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Anesthesiology

Georgetown University

School of Medicine

Washington, DC

Founder

Association of Chronic Pain Patients

Tyler, Texas

Tabitha Washington, MD, MS

Associate Program Director, Pain Management Fellowship

Department of Anesthesiology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Section of Pain Medicine

Dartmouth Medical School

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Faculty Disclosures

These faculty report relationships with the following organizations:

David R. Foster, PharmD, FCCP

Consultant:

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Brian R. Overholser, PharmD

Consultant:

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Joseph V. Pergolizzi, MD

Consultant/advisory board/honoraria/lectureship: Endo Pharmaceuticals, Grünenthal, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma

Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, MS; Tom Lynch, PharmD; and Tabitha Washington, MD, MS report no relationship or financial interest with any entity that would pose a conflict of interest with the subject matter of this supplement.

This supplement has been supported by funding from Endo Pharmaceuticals.

Participation Faculty: Improving Outcomes With Opioid Use: Focus on Drug-Drug Interactions