Buprenorphine Update and Evolving Standards of Care
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Expires on Mar 01, 2024
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Credit Offered
1.25 CME Credits
1.25 COP Credits

This session will describe recent changes in the epidemiology of opioid use disorder, including the current epidemic of fentanyl, carfentanil, and other fentanyl analogs. We will review: 1) Recent regulatory changes and their effect on clinical practice and collaborative care models 2) The results of research studies comparing buprenorphine and extended-release naltrexone 3) The impact of new medication formulations, including injectable buprenorphine 4) Evolving standards of care for medication for opioid use disorder, including models of management of opioid overdose and the efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers to admission to long-term medication treatment. 5) Plans to expand access to evidence-based treatment within the justice system.

**This content was captured for the 2020 APA OnDemand product and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.

Course References

  • Manhapra A, Petrakis I, Rosenheck R. American Journal of Addictions. 2017; April-May, 1-9
  • Sullivan, Bisaga, et al. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2017; 174: 5, 459-467
  • Weinstein Z, Kim HW, Cheng DM, et al. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2017; 24:65-70

Learning Objectives

  • Explain changes in opioid use disorder patterns since 2002.
  • Describe regulatory changes relevant to buprenorphine in DATA 2000 and CARA 2016.
  • Describe changing standards of care in the use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Begin Date: March 1, 2020
End Date: March 1, 2024

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Program Presenters

  • Petros Levounis, M.D., Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • John Renner, M.D., Disclosures - Stock: Johnson & Johnson, Other APA Publications Royalties: APA Publishing
  • Andrew Saxon, M.D., Disclosures - Consultant: Alkermes Grant/ Research: Medicasafe Inc. Royalties: Section editor for UpToDate.

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Katie Putnam, Membership Development Specialist, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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Technical Requirements

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  • Internet Explorer 11+

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