Market Insiders recently published the article “Cancer Treatment Centers of America Teams with Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on Innovative Collaboration to Educate Physicians and Patients about Responsible Opioid Use” provide by PR Newswire. The article reveals the details of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and their latest partnership with Pacira and their attempt to change and improve the cancer patients’ understanding of pain management.The latest partnership for Cancer Treatment Centers of America is to join Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the Opioid Risk Reduction Initiative which is platform focused on informing patients and doctors on opioid alternatives and reasonable use of opioids.

Cancer patients are often excluded from the conversation about opioid use. Even though these patients often have multiple surgeries which they believe require postsurgical pain medications to help manage the pain. The Opioid Risk Reduction seeks to provide an entry point into the conversation by creating an overall improvement in the patient’s recovery experience.The Opioid Risk Initiative is focused on creating three main changes. The first is to educate cancer patients about the variety of effective pain management alternatives. Opioids are not the only option available, though many clinicians often feel pressure to prescribe narcotics for post-surgical pain.

Second, the Opioid Risk Initiative seeks to collaborate with the medical community to establish a responsible use of opioids and their alternatives. This will enhance the recovery for patients while simultaneously providing relief to potential opioid abuse and addiction. Lastly, the initiative seeks to create protocols of clinical standardization of non-opioid pain management based on evidence. This would create a reduction, if not the complete elimination, of opioid exposure of the patients. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America specializes in treating cancer. Their expert oncologists are available at every stage and they use the latest technologies to create precision medicine. The treatment plan covers the entire process, from diagnosis to treatment to pain management and improved quality of life. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a system of hospitals across the United States. They surround their patients with a team of doctors with treatment plans including the most up to date treatment options.