An open, online survey of family physicians on the impact of the standard on the Safe Prescribing of Drugs with Potential for Misuse/Diversion issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC on managing pain

An open, online survey of family physicians on the impact of the standard on the Safe Prescribing of Drugs with Potential for Misuse/Diversion issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC on managing pain

By Romayne Gallagher, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP

British Columbia declared a public health emergency in April 2016 following a sharp rise in opioid-related deaths due to adulteration of street drugs with imported illicit fentanyl.[1] The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC endorsed the US Centers for Disease Control Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC guideline)[2] in April 2016, an