Safe prescribing for opioids, sedatives, and stimulants

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 58, No. 10, December 2016, page(s) 579 College Library
Niki Baumann

There has been a great deal of news coverage of the current opioid crisis in BC. To assist in the response, the College’s Prescription Review Program and library have collaborated to create the Safe Prescribing Recommended Resources, a carefully selected set of articles to help update practitioners’ knowledge about opioids, sedatives, and stimulants.

The Safe Prescribing Recommended Resources brings together evidence, recommendations, and options to aid decision making for opioid, benzodiazepine, and stimulant prescribing. Information for chronic and acute pain, younger and older populations, and patients with comorbid substance use disorders is included to help tailor care to each individual.

Where available, links to the full text of the articles are provided within the document. Where links are not available, or if it is more convenient, BC physicians may request articles from the College library. Requested articles may be sent via e-mail, fax, or mail.

The Safe Prescribing Recommended Resources may be found at Copies of the document may also be requested from the College library, to be sent by e-mail, fax, or mail.

For questions not covered by the Safe Prescribing Recommended Resources, BC physicians may request literature searches from the library. If results are needed by a particular day, please indicate this to allow librarians to triage requests.
—Niki Baumann

This article is the opinion of the Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and has not been peer reviewed by the BCMJ Editorial Board.