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



Grants Supported from 2013 RFA

Primary Provider Partners Title
University of Washington School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University and Platform Q Health
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) REMS Training Program
Temple University School of Medicine
Intelligent Medical Decisions
INSIDE Chronic Pain Management: INspiring System Improvement With Data-Driven Education
Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Inflexxion
PainEDU REMS Education Program
American Academy of Pain Management
Medicom Worldwide, Primary Care Network, and Dental Learning Systems
The Emerging Solutions in Pain Responsible Opioid Prescribing Initiative
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Communications Media and Quantia MD
A Comprehensive Curriculum to Address "Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS"
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Federation of State Medical Boards, The France Foundation, and CE City
Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Live and Enduring Educational Program
University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation
Antidote Education Company
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
Trustees of Boston University
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (Scope of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Pri-Med Institute, LLC
American College of Physicians Miller Medical Communications, LLC
Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education
University of Washington
Oregon Health and Science University and Platform Q Health
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) REMS Training Program
CO*RE
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
CO*RE 2015: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Florida Medical Association
Excel Continuing Education
Opioid REMS: Achieving Prescriber Compliance and Patient Satisfaction
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Practicing Clinicians Exchange, DKBmed
PCE Pain Workshop Series - Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (SMART ER/LA OPIOIDS)
Dannemiller, Inc.
Elsevier
REMS Resource: Tools for Safe Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management



Grants Supported from 2015 RFA

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



Grants Supported from 2016 RFA

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