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PCSS Podcast

The PCSS Podcast discusses up-to-date pain medicine and substance use disorder topics with the goal of increasing the general education of healthcare providers. These podcasts are not designated for CME credit.

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Nov 25, 2017

Medication-assisted treatment is widely accepted treatment for patients with opioid use disorders. Still, patients have many reasons, spoken and unspoken, to be reluctant to start this potentially life-saving treatment. On this episode, Ashley Braun-Gabelman, PhD, discusses the importance of addressing this resistance...


Nov 17, 2016

Dr. Lynn Webster is one of the world’s leading pain experts. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and addiction medicine. Among his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Webster is the founder of Lifetree Pain Clinic in Utah, has served as a Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and has...


Sep 10, 2016

As a member of the committee that developed the CDC opioid guidelines and a primary care physician who treats chronic pain patients, Dr. Roger Chou is a uniquely situated authority in the conversation on opioid management. In episode one Dr. Chou talked about the guidelines themselves and, in this episode, he rejoins...


Jul 30, 2016

Opioid use disorder is commonly known to be dangerous. The media has effectively spread the message of the danger and fatal consequences of overdose from misused prescription opioids and illicit drugs such as heroin. What many people, including medical professionals, do not commonly know is that opioid use disorder is...


Jul 23, 2016

Buprenorphine is the most frequently used medication to treat opioid use disorder in this country. It is also under-utilized due to the dearth of physicians trained and familiar with how to start it. On this episode Dr. Edwin Salsitz will discuss how to initiate buprenorphine in the office setting, called induction. Dr....