All-New from SCOPE of Pain:
Colleague to Colleague
Audio Shorts Series

Your Colleague to Colleague Host

Dr. Daniel Alford—Professor of Medicine and course director for Boston University School of Medicine’s SCOPE of Pain safer opioid prescribing program—shares over 20 years’ experience as a general internist along with his personal understanding of the complexities, communication challenges, risks, and benefits of prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain in this exclusive series.

Listen Now for a special message from Dr. Daniel Alford on the Colleague to Colleague Audio Shorts Series.

Listen to Our Audio Shorts Now or On-the-Go

SCOPE of Pain’s Colleague to Colleague Audio Shorts are organized by the challenges commonly faced by clinicians and deliver clinical pearls in 4 minutes or less. Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be adding more throughout the year.

Click “Listen” to hear our Audio Shorts now. You can also download the audio files or transcripts for on-the-go learning.

Colleague to Colleague Audio Shorts Series Topics
The Challenge: Assessment and Monitoring
"My Pain is a '20' on a 10 Point Scale."
"You Treat Me Like a Drug Addict."
"Your Staff is Treating Me Like a Drug Addict."

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The Challenge: Unexpected Urine Drug Test Results
The Unexpected Urine Test: Positive for Cocaine
The Unexpected Urine Test: Negative for the Prescribed Opioid
The Challenge: High Risk Patients
"I am Using Cannabis to Treat My Pain."

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The New Patient on High Dose Opioids

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The Challenge: Worrisome Signs and Opioid Tapering
“Can You Give Me an Opioid Refill Until I Find a New Doctor?”

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The Unsanctioned Opioid Dose Escalation

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“I Will Report You for Patient Abandonment!”

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The Patient Overly Focused on Opioid Therapy

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The Anonymous Call: Your Patient is Selling His Opioids

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Earn CME/CE Credits for FREE with SCOPE of Pain 2-Hour Course

SCOPE of Pain’s free, 2-hour online CME/CE program picks up where the Audio Shorts leave off, providing even more best practices and clinical pearls on the safe introduction and management of opioid treatment.

Topics include: Patient selection/monitoring strategies, safe therapy initiation, modifying/discontinuing use, counseling patients/caregivers on safe opioid use, recognizing misuse, and more.

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