Opioid Analgesic REMS for Accredited Continuing Education Providers

The Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS) was designed to ensure that the benefits of opioid analgesics used in the outpatient setting outweigh the risks (in patients whose clinicians have determined opioid analgesics to be an appropriate treatment option). The FDA has required manufacturers of opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC), to make education available for providers of these medications. RPC-supported REMS education will be provided through accredited continuing education (CE) activities supported by independent educational grants from these opioid analgesic companies. To assist in this effort, the FDA has developed an Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain ("FDA Blueprint").

To date, the RPC has completed seven Grant cycles; see the table below for a listing of grant awardees from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Grant cycles; all grants from the 2012-2014 grant cycles have been completed. As of January 2019, a list of seven ongoing RPC-supported REMS-compliant accredited CE activities is available on the CE Search Page. Please note that accredited CE providers are still finalizing dates/locations for some of the activities. Check back often as this listing will be updated on a regular basis.



Grants Supported from 2018 RFA (0 of 14 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
None
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education – SCOPE of Pain Educating the Healthcare Team
Primary Provider
Johns Hopkins University
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Get SMART 'Mobile'- Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy
Primary Provider
MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
Partners
None
Title
Safe and Effective Prescribing of Opioid Analgesics: A Hands-on Case-based Clinical Curriculum
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Get SMART – Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy (Get SMART Nationals)
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Partners
Talem Health
Title
Talem ACO Summit Series: Safe and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing: A Systems-based Approach
Primary Provider
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Partners
The France Foundation
Title
Opioid Analgesic: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for the Anesthesiologists, by Anesthesiologists
Primary Provider
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Partners
Rockpointe Corporation
Title
Opioid Analgesic: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
Primary Provider
Antidote Education Company
Partners
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Title
First Do No Harm: Safe and Effective Management of Chronic Pain
Primary Provider
California Academy of Family Physicians
Partners
None
Title
CO*RE's Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Primary Provider
University of Kentucky
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Get SMART – Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy – University of Kentucky
Primary Provider
Howard University
Partners
None
Title
The "Eye" of the Opioid Analgesic Addiction Storm – A National Crisis and "REMS" Call to Action: The Essential, Ethical & Obligatory role of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians to Teach, Treat and Educate Patients and Families
Primary Provider
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation
Partners
Rockpointe Corporation
Title
RFA 090618: Opioid Analgesic: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)
Primary Provider
Massachusetts Medical Society
Partners
None
Title
NEJM Knowledge+ Pain and Addiction Module
Primary Provider
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Partners
Confluent Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Title
Utilizing Population Health Data to Assess and Improve the Delivery of Responsible Care and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for the Comprehensive Management of Patients Receiving Opioids in Urban and Rural Areas of Idaho

Grants Supported from 2017 RFA (0 out of 6 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and 6 governmental and professional organizations
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (SCOPE of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Johns Hopkins University
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Get SMART 'Mobile'- Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy (Get SMART Mobile)
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute
Partners
American College of Physicians
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing; Strategies, Assessment, Fundamentals, and Education
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
11 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
Opioid Prescribing Safe Practice, Changing Lives
Primary Provider
Global Education Group
Partners
Rockpointe Corporation, PAINWeek, Primary Care Network, and FreeCME
Title
Extension Grant: Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Grants Supported from 2016 RFA (5 out of 6 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (SCOPE of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Johns Hopkins University
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute
Partners
American College of Physicians
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing; Strategies, Assessment, Fundamentals and Education
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE: Opioid Prescribing Safe Practice, Changing Lives
Primary Provider
Dannemiller, Inc.
Partners
Elsevier
Title
REMS Resource: Tools for Safe Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management

Grants Supported from 2015 RFA (7 out of 8 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (SCOPE of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Johns Hopkins University
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Florida Medical Association
Partners
Excel Continuing Education
Title
Opioid REMS: Achieving Prescriber Compliance and Patient Satisfaction
Primary Provider
Ultimate Medical Academy
Partners
Global Education Group, Rockpointe Corporation
Title
A Comprehensive Approach to the Safe Management of Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioids
Primary Provider
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Partners
Educational Awareness Solutions
Title
Interactive Educational Arcade on Pain, including Prescriber Education for ER/LA
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
Impact Education
Title
Solutions for Safe ER/LA Opioid Prescribing in a New Era of Health Care Reform. A Multi-disciplinary REMS Initiative for a Changing Health Care Delivery Environment
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
DKBmed
Title
Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (Get SMART ER/LA Opioids)
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute
Partners
American College of Physicians
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing; Strategies, Assessment, Fundamentals and Education
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE 2015: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

Grants Supported from 2014 RFA (7 out of 7 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Trustees of Boston University
Partners
Haymarket Medical Education Council of Medical Specialty Societies American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
Title
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education for Chronic Pain (SCOPE of Pain): Incorporating ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS into Practice
Primary Provider
Pri-Med Institute, LLC
Partners
American College of Physicians Miller Medical Communications, LLC
Title
Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education
Primary Provider
University of Washington
Partners
Oregon Health and Science University and Platform Q Health
Title
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) REMS Training Program
Primary Provider
CO*RE
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE 2015: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Primary Provider
Florida Medical Association
Partners
Excel Continuing Education
Title
Opioid REMS: Achieving Prescriber Compliance and Patient Satisfaction
Primary Provider
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Partners
Practicing Clinicians Exchange, DKBmed
Title
PCE Pain Workshop Series - Safe Means of Administering the Right Therapy - Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids (SMART ER/LA OPIOIDS)
Primary Provider
Dannemiller, Inc.
Partners
Elsevier
Title
REMS Resource: Tools for Safe Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Pain Management

Grants Supported from 2013 RFA (7 out of 7 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
University of Washington School of Medicine
Partners
Oregon Health and Science University and Platform Q Health
Title
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) REMS Training Program
Primary Provider
Temple University School of Medicine
Partners
Intelligent Medical Decisions
Title
INSIDE Chronic Pain Management: INspiring System Improvement With Data-Driven Education
Primary Provider
Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Partners
Inflexxion
Title
PainEDU REMS Education Program
Primary Provider
American Academy of Pain Management
Partners
Medicom Worldwide, Primary Care Network, and Dental Learning Systems
Title
The Emerging Solutions in Pain Responsible Opioid Prescribing Initiative
Primary Provider
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Partners
Medical Communications Media and Quantia MD
Title
A Comprehensive Curriculum to Address "Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics REMS"
Primary Provider
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Partners
Federation of State Medical Boards, The France Foundation, and CE City
Title
Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Live and Enduring Educational Program
Primary Provider
University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation
Partners
Antidote Education Company
Title
Effective Strategies for Chronic Pain Management: A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for ER/LA Opioid Analgesics

Grants Supported from 2012 RFA (5 out of 5 completed)

Primary Provider Partners Title
Primary Provider
Boston University School of Medicine
Partners
Fed. of State Med. Boards (FSMB) & Council of Med. Specialty Societies (CMSS)
Title
SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
Primary Provider
California Academy Of Family Physicians for CO*RE (Collaborative for REMS Education)
Partners
13 National & State Medical Societies, Medscape, and 50+ cooperating organizations
Title
CO*RE REMS Initiative: A Collaborative Solution to the ER/LA Opioid Public Health Crisis
Primary Provider
American College of Physicians
Partners
Pri-Med
Title
SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Strategies. Assessment. Fundamentals. Education.
Primary Provider
Utah Medical Association Foundation
Partners
8 Utah-based governmental and professional organizations
Title
Utah ER/LA Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Educational Programming Project
Primary Provider
Association for Hospital Medical Education
Partners
Not Applicable
Title
AHME Collaborative for REMS Education

For further information on the Opioid Analgesic REMS, please refer to the FDA website.

For further inquiries relating to educational grants for the Opioid Analgesic REMS, please refer to the Continuing Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).