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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 nos. 5H79TI025595-03, 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 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 ServicesÍž nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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....


Jul 15, 2016

Medication-assisted treatment is an important approach for some people with substance use disorders. It is also frequently misunderstood--isn't treating someone with methadone for a heroin problem simply "trading one addiction for another?" Our guest, Dr. Frances Levin, will discuss this and other misconceptions...