Patient Footnotes

[1] Dep’t of Veterans Affairs,Dep’t of Defense, Taking Opioids Responsibly for Your Safety and the Safety of Others: Patient Information Guide on Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain1, available at http://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/Pain/cot/OpiodTheraphyforChronicPainPatientTool20May2013print.pdf.

[2] Id. at 2.   

[3] Am. Soc’y of Anesthesiologists Comm. on Pain Med., Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question, available at http://www.choosingwisely.org/clinician-lists/american-society-anesthesiologists-opioid-analgesics-as-long-term-therapy-for-non-cancer-pain/.

[4] The language in this section was taken from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Questions to Ask Your Doctor(2012), available at http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/ask-your-doctor/index.html

[5] References for the following “Do’s and Don’ts” include the Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, supra note 1 at 2-3; the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, supra note 4; the Wisconsin Attorney General’s “Dose of Reality” campaign, available at http://doseofrealitywi.gov/get-the-facts/safe-aquisition/; Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Medications, available at  http://psychcentral.com/lib/questions-for-your-doctor-about-medications/; the Hawaii Dep’t of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division and the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division, the Nat’l Safety Council, 5-Minute Safety Talk,Discussing Prescription Opioid Painkillers with your Doctor, available at http://www.nsc.org/RxDrugOverdoseDocuments/RxKit/Discussing-Prescription-Opioids-with-Your-Doctor.pdf

[6] See U.S. Food and Drug Admin, Prescription Drug Advertising: Questions to Ask Yourself, available at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/PrescriptionDrugAdvertising/ucm071915.htm See also Nat’l Institutes of Health,U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services,Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, available at https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/talking-your-doctor/what-can-i-ask-getting-information. See also Nat’l Institutes of Health,U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Servs, NIH Senior Health: Talking with Your Doctor, available at http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/askingquestions/01.html

[7] The language in this section was taken from the Wisconsin Attorney General’s “Dose of Reality” campaign and is used with permission.  To learn more, visit http://doseofrealitywi.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/WIS-DOJ-15118-6-Hospital-Fact-Sheet_site_091615.pdf

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