PR Newswire recently provided an article to Markets Insider called “Cancer Treatment Centers of America Teams with Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on Innovative Collaboration to Educate Physicians and Patients about Responsible Opioid Use”. The article details the latest initiative and collaboration for Cancer Treatment Centers of America which is focused on the reduction of opioid use for cancer patients.The latest collaboration for Cancer Treatment Centers of America with Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is called the Opioid Risk Reduction Initiative. The initiative is geared towards creating a more responsible administration and use of opioids while also raising awareness about opioid alternatives for pain management options.
The Opioid Risk Reduction Initiative is oriented around three major goals. They seek to provide evidence-based material to create a procedure of non-opioid pain management tracks. This will eventually minimize or remove opioid use for cancer patients who have used to opioids because of surgery or for pain management. Secondly, the initiative seeks to create a conversation within the medical community at large about creating a more responsible use for opioids and instilling a greater awareness about alternatives. Finally, they seek to educate the cancer patients who have largely been left out of the conversation. Cancer patients need to be aware of the effective alternatives to opioids and how to use them effectively without becoming reliant on the pain management opioids when they are required.
Pacira and Cancer Treatment Centers of America are looking at the next steps for the collaboration by providing guidelines for cancer patients while ceaselessly working for a clinical consensus. The publication of the work would help the patients by providing more education and awareness of different pain management options.Cancer Treatment Centers of America are a network of hospitals across the country. They have locations in Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Tulsa. They specialize in the treatment of adult oncology patients.Cancer Treatment Centers of America is focused on providing the best possible care throughout the entire treatment process, from diagnosis to cancer treatment to supportive therapies and pain management to improve quality of life.