APhA-APPM - Pain, Palliative Care & Addiction S.I.G.
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 addiction
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Bratberg, PharmD, BCPS, email@example.com
Our APhA Staff Liaison is:
Margaret Tomecki PharmD, FAPhA firstname.lastname@example.org
Our APhA Liaison to the APPM Executive Committee:
Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA Amy.Lugo@tma.osd.mil