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Case Challenges in Opioid Use Disorder: Use of Medications in Treatment

  • Authors: Joshua D. Lee, MD, MSc
  • CME / CE Released: 12/17/2018; Reviewed and Renewed: 12/29/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 12/29/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other clinicians who manage patients with opioid use disorder.

The goal of this activity is to help clinicians recognize and effectively treat opioid use disorder (OUD) using available medication therapies.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Use of medications for the management of OUD
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Diagnosis of OUD
    • Development of a recovery plan for OUD that utilizes medications as a part of therapy



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  • Joshua D Lee, MD, MSc

    Associate Professor
    NYU Langone Health
    New York, New York


    Disclosure: Joshua D. Lee, MD, MSc, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


  • Marcello Morgan, MD, MPH

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Marcello Morgan, MD, MPH, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Beverly Caley, JD

    Freelance Writer


    Disclosure: Beverly Caley, JD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CHCP

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Case Challenges in Opioid Use Disorder: Use of Medications in Treatment

Authors: Joshua D. Lee, MD, MScFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 12/17/2018; Reviewed and Renewed: 12/29/2020

Valid for credit through: 12/29/2021


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