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Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice

Part C1 - Opioids

Acronyms

Last revised: 02 Jun 2020

Acronyms used throughout this guideline

ACSQH

Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care

ADEC

Australian Drug Evaluation Committee

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ANZCA

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy

CDCP

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CI

confidence interval

CIPN

chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

CNCP chronic non-cancer pain
CPSP chronic post-surgical pain
CR controlled release
CRPS complex regional pain syndrome

DDD

defined daily dose

DVA

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

DSM-5

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition)

ED

emergency department

GRADE

Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation

GP

General practitioner

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

IASP

International Association for the Study of Pain

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MOH

medication-overuse headache

NHS

National Health Service

NNT

number needed to treat

NPS

National Prescribing Service

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

OIH

opioid-induced hyperalgesia

ÖMPQ

Örebro musculoskeletal pain questionnaire

 

ORT

opioid replacement therapy

OSA

obstructive sleep apnoea

OTC

over-the-counter

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PDMP

prescription drug monitoring program

PEG

Pain, Enjoyment, General activity (tool)

PHN

Primary Health Network

PRN

pro re nata (as needed)

PSIS

Prescription Shopping Information Service

PSP

Prescription Shopping Programme

RCT

randomised controlled trial

RPBS

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RTPM

real-time prescription monitoring

S4

Schedule 4

S8

Schedule 8

 

S100

Section 100 (highly specialised drugs)

SC

subcutaneous

SNRI

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor

SDM

shared decision making

SNRI

serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

SUD

Substance use disorder

TCAs

Tricyclic antidepressants

TdP

Torsades de Pointes

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

UDS

urine drug screen

UDT

urine drug test

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