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opioids

Safely Securing and Disposing of Medications

Safely securing and disposing of unused or expired medications eliminates an unnecessary risk in the home, especially if children are present. Safely Securing Prescription Medications Never share medications with family members or friends. If guests will be in your home, place prescription medications in a medication lockbox. Keep all medications out of reach of children…
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Specialty Pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies handle medications that are given by infusion, injection or orally. These medications traditionally cost more than prescription medications, have special storage and handling requirements and need to be administered on a strict schedule. Patients, being treated for pain, may be prescribed higher dosages of opioids and opioid “rescue medications” that will require a…
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FYI – Naloxone

Naloxone is the most important item in a caregiver’s toolbox when there is an opioid prescription in the home. When a loved one is prescribed an opioid to help manage the unique pain from cancer treatments, the disease itself or another chronic illness, a naloxone kit should also be ordered by the prescribing physician. Naloxone…
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Panel Discussion: The Role of Opioids and Medical Cannabis for Pain Management (for caregivers and the general public)

Friday, May 17, 2019 4:00PM – 5:30PM Women’s Exchange Winnetka, IL A panel, consisting of experts from the specialty pharmacy, medical cannabis and palliative care fields, moderated by the StewARTworks Foundation, discussed pain management in palliative care and answered attendees questions at the Women’s Exchange. This frank conversation “demythtified” some of the common misunderstandings regarding…
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Panel Discussion: The Role of Opioids and Medical Cannabis for Managing Pain in Palliative Care (for caregivers and the general public)

Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 :30PM – 9:00PM Park Center Glenview, IL The StewARTworks Foundation presented its third in a series of free educational classes and panel discussions that provide information to caregivers and their families, along with the general public. Specialty pharmacists from C&M Community Pharmacy in Glenview and a representative from Dispensary 33…
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Books: Pain Management

A list of books pertaining to pain and pain management.
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Opioid-Induced Constipation

How to treat and control this side effect of opioid use.
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Opioid Safety

The signs and symptoms of overmedication or overdose, what to do in an emergency and how to keep medication safe.
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Opioid Use Disorder

Understanding the difference between addiction, tolerance and physical dependence.
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Opioids

What opioids are, how they are used in the treatment of pain and their side effects.
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