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WEBCAST New England CEPAC Meeting: Abuse Deterrent Opioid Formulations

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Grappone Conference Center

70 Constitution Avenue

Concord, NH 03301

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The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC), a core program of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), is a nationally-recognized community forum. The New England CEPAC convenes three times each year at public meetings to review objective evidence reports and develop recommendations for how stakeholders can apply evidence to improve the quality and value of health care. New England CEPAC directly engages clinicians, patients, and payers during public meetings to discuss implications of the evidence for clinical decision-making and coverage policies. Application of evidence takes shape through new medical policies, benefit designs, and patient and clinician tools to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.

At the July 20, 2017 meeting, the Council will review the ICER Evidence Report on abuse deterrent formulations of opioids. Every year, 100 million people in the United States suffer from pain, 9-12 million of whom have chronic or persistent pain. Although opioid therapy is an important component of pain management for many patients, the addictive and euphoric properties of these drugs make them liable to misuse, abuse, addiction, and diversion. In an effort to help tackle the public health crisis of opioid dependence, misuse, and addiction that has emerged over the last decade, drug manufacturers have begun to develop abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid medications (ADFs). ICER’s review analyzes the potential of ADFs to reduce the burden of prescription opioid abuse by evaluating their benefits and market penetration based on coverage policies and legislation.

The meeting will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH and webcast beginning at 9:30 AM. For more information, and to view reports and meeting materials as they become available, please visit the ICER website. The link to access the webcast will become available in weeks prior to the meeting.

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