Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Topic: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Topic: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)



Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)



A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is a strategy to manage known or potential serious risks associated with a drug product and is required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks.



The FDA has required a REMS for extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics.



Under the conditions specified in this REMS, prescribers of ER/LA opioid analgesics are strongly encouraged to do all of the following:



Train (Educate Yourself) - Complete a REMS-compliant education program offered by an accredited provider of continuing education (CE) for your discipline



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