APhA - S.I.G


APhA-APPM - Pain, Palliative Care & Addiction S.I.G.

Mission Statement:

The Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG supports pharmacists, and student pharmacist interns, who care for individuals with all types of acute and chronic pain, and those patients with life limiting illnesses who have pain and other symptoms. The SIG also focuses on associated issues such as addictions, medication abuse and diversion.

Purpose of the SIG:

The purpose of the Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG is to provide education, collaboration and support to pharmacists, and student pharmacists, by empowering them to provide medication therapy management for all patients with both acute and chronic pain, including but not limited to patients who are terminally ill.  Because addiction, diversion and abuse is prevalent in individuals who are using opioids and other prescribed and illicit drugs and/or alcohol, education and support for pharmacists , and student pharmacist interns, dealing with these concerns are addressed in this special interest group.

The Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG, Coordinators are:

   Brian Fingerson, BSPharm, FAPhA, kyprn@att.net 

   Jeff Bratberg, PharmD, BCPS, jefbratberg@uri.edu

   

Our APhA Staff Liaison is:
   
Margaret Tomecki PharmD, FAPhA   mtomecki@aphanet.org

Our APhA Liaison to the APPM Executive Committee:

     Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA  Amy.Lugo@tma.osd.mil

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* History of the formation of this Special Interest Group

The Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund