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1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Chronic pain is a significant public health problem in the United States that is both common and costly. A significant barrier to the optimal diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain is a lack of knowledge regarding the underlying causes of chronic pain and the optimal use of analgesic compounds. This activity uses an interactive format to update clinicians on the pathophysiology of chronic pain and the mechanisms of action of common classes of analgesic therapies. The activity also features two case studies to show learners how knowledge about the pathophysiology of chronic pain and the mechanism of action of analgesic compounds can be used in daily practice.
There are five chapters in this activity. To obtain CME credit, participants must complete all chapters.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians who are involved in the management of patients with chronic pain conditions.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
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The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, or Purdue Pharma L.P. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Curatio CME Institute
Thomas Finnegan, PhD, Associate Medical Director, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Jonathan S. Simmons, ELS, Senior Managing Editor, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State staff involved in the development and review of this activity, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is co-sponsored by Curatio CME Insitute, an ACCME-accredited provider.
Penn State College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Curatio CME Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, and Purdue Pharma L.P. do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications.
The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of a specific patient’s medical condition.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This CME is offered at no cost to participants. Participants should proceed with the activity until they have successfully completed this program, answered all pre-survey and post-test questions, completed the evaluation survey, and received a digital copy of the credit certificate. The online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within the participant’s Profile/Exam History, which can be accessed at any time.
If you have any questions relating to the accreditation or your certificate for this activity, please contact Penn State at ContinuingEd@hmc.psu.edu or or (717) 531-6483. Reference course #G5044-13-T.
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