Welcome to Safer Opioids. We’re glad you’re here!
This website is designed to provide easy access to the most important information about prescription opioids – for patients, medical providers, and the public. It is, and always will be, a work in progress, so check back often for new information, or follow us on Twitter (@Safer_Opioids) to stay up to date. As we launch the site, we’re featuring information from our recent series of collaborative learning teleconferences, Safer Prescribing of Opioids after Trauma and Surgery (SPOTS). You can watch these sessions on the site, or link to the University of Wisconsin’s continuing education site here to get free CME (including opioid CME for Wisconsin providers). We’re also featuring our newest video, It’s Not Worth The Risk, which describes the danger of prescribing codeine and tramadol to children and provides safer alternatives.
We hope this is the beginning of a long conversation about the best way to prescribe, use, and prevent abuse of prescription opioids. Please let us know what you think, either on Twitter or by email to email@example.com. We want this site to be useful to you, and the best way to do that is for you to tell us what you want to see.
Thanks for visiting. Don’t be a stranger.
Jonathan Emerson Kohler, MD