ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS for Accredited Continuing Education Providers

The Extended-Release (ER) and Long-Acting (LA) Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS) was designed to ensure that the benefits of ER/LA opioid analgesics outweigh the risks (in patients whose clinicians have determined ER/LA opioid analgesics to be an appropriate treatment option). The FDA has required manufacturers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC), to make education available for prescribers of these medications. RPC-supported REMS education will be provided through accredited continuing education (CE) activities supported by independent educational grants from these ER/LA opioid analgesic companies. To assist in this effort, the FDA has developed a Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics ("FDA Blueprint") that is posted on the FDA website.

To date, the RPC has completed 4 Grant cycles; see the table below for a listing of grant awardees from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Grant cycles. As of October 2015, a detailed list of over 90 individual RPC-supported REMS-compliant CE activities is available on the CE Search Page. Please note that CE Providers are still finalizing dates/locations for some of the activities. Check back often as this listing will be updated on a regular basis.


Grants Supported from 2012 RFA

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Boston University School of Medicine
Partners
Fed. of State Med. Boards (FSMB) & Council of Med. Specialty Societies (CMSS)
Title
SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
Primary Provider
California Academy Of Family Physicians for CO*RE (Collaborative for REMS Education)
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE REMS Initiative: A Collaborative Solution to the ER/LA Opioid Public Health Crisis
Primary Provider
American College of Physicians
Partners
Pri-Med
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education.
Primary Provider
Utah Medical Association Foundation
Partners
8 Utah-based governmental and professional organizations
Title
Utah ER/LA Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Educational Programming Project
Primary Provider
Association for Hospital Medical Education
Partners
Not Applicable
Title
AHME Collaborative for REMS Education



Grants Supported from 2013 RFA

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
University of Washington School of Medicine
Partners
Oregon Health and Science University and Platform Q Health
Title
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) REMS Training Program
Primary Provider
Temple University School of Medicine
Partners
Intelligent Medical Decisions
Title
INSIDE Chronic Pain Management: INspiring System Improvement With Data-Driven Education
Primary Provider
Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Partners
Inflexxion
Title
PainEDU REMS Education Program
Primary Provider
American Academy of Pain Management
Partners
Medicom Worldwide, Primary Care Network, and Dental Learning Systems
Title
The Emerging Solutions in Pain Responsible Opioid Prescribing Initiative
Primary Provider
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Partners
Medical Communications Media and Quantia MD
Title
A Comprehensive Curriculum to Address "Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS"
Primary Provider
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Partners
Federation of State Medical Boards, The France Foundation, and CE City
Title
Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Live and Enduring Educational Program
Primary Provider
University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation
Partners
Antidote Education Company
Title
Effective Strategies for Chronic Pain Management: A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for ER/LA Opioid Analgesics



Grants Supported from 2014 RFA

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (Scope of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute, LLC
Partners
American College of Physicians Miller Medical Communications, LLC
Title
Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education
Primary Provider
University of Washington
Partners
Oregon Health and Science University and Platform Q Health
Title
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) REMS Training Program
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE 2015: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Primary Provider
Florida Medical Association
Partners
Excel Continuing Education
Title
Opioid REMS: Achieving Prescriber Compliance and Patient Satisfaction
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
Practicing Clinicians Exchange, DKBmed
Title
PCE Pain Workshop Series - Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (SMART ER/LA OPIOIDS)
Primary Provider
Dannemiller, Inc.
Partners
Elsevier
Title
REMS Resource: Tools for Safe Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management



Grants Supported from 2015 RFA

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (Scope of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Johns Hopkins University
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Florida Medical Association
Partners
Excel Continuing Education
Title
Opioid REMS: Achieving Prescriber Compliance and Patient Satisfaction
Primary Provider
Ultimate Medical Academy
Partners
Global Education Group, Rockpointe Corporation
Title
A Comprehensive Approach to the Safe Management of Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioids
Primary Provider
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Partners
Educational Awareness Solutions
Title
Interactive Educational Arcade on Pain, including Prescriber Education for ER/LA
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
Impact Education
Title
Solutions for Safe ER/LA Opioid Prescribing in a New Era of Health Care Reform. A Multi-disciplinary REMS Initiative for a Changing Health Care Delivery Environment
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute
Partners
American College of Physicians
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing; Strategies, Assessment, Fundamentals and Education
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE 2015: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care



Grants Supported from 2016 RFA

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (Scope of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Johns Hopkins University
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute
Partners
American College of Physicians
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing; Strategies, Assessment, Fundamentals and Education
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE: Opioid Prescribing Safe Practice, Changing Lives
Primary Provider
Dannemiller, Inc.
Partners
Elsevier
Title
REMS Resource: Tools for Safe Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management

For further information on the ER/LA Opioid analgesics REMS program, please refer to the FDA website.

For further inquiries relating to educational grants for the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS, please refer to the Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).