Opioid Resources for Prescribers

Pharmacy

Opioid Resources for Prescribers

Source Title and Hyperlink Description
Florida Department of State Florida Administrative Code 64B8-9.013 Standards for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?ID=64B8-9.013
Rules on the standards for the use of controlled substances for the treatment of pain as dictated by the Board of Medicine in the state of Florida.
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)
CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for indications other than active cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations/warnings regarding concomitant use of benzodiazepines and opioids
https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html
Prescription Opioid Guideline Resources: Patient & Partner Tools:
https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/patient-tools.html
CDC guideline which provides recommendations for primary care providers who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain other than active cancer treatment, palliative care and end-of-life care.
Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) Diversion
Control Division
Safe disposal of medications
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Link to DEA’s website with information on how to properly dispose of medications.
Agency Medical Directors’ Group
(AMDG)
Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) dosing limits (alert):
Opioid Dose Calculator:
http://www.agencymeddirectors.wa.gov/Calculator/DoseCalculator.htm
Methadone Conversion Factors:
http://www.agencymeddirectors.wa.gov/MethadoneFactors.asp
Web-based opioid dose calculator to calculate the Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) dose for prescribed opioids. Conversion factors provided for methadone when used for acute vs. chronic pain
Florida Prescription Drug
Monitoring Program (PDMP)
E-FORCSE, the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)- review before writing a prescription for an opioid (alert) e-forcse
https://flpdm-ph.hidinc.com/fllogappl/bdflpdmqlog/pmqhome.html
http://www.floridahealth.gov/statistics-and-data/e-forcse/
Electronic reporting system that collects and stores prescribing and dispensing data for Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances.
Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Buprenorphine Waiver Management- to prescribe or dispense
buprenorphine for opioid dependency treatment
https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/buprenorphinewaiver-management
Information on the requirements for providers to prescribe or
dispense buprenorphine