Spring 2018
Vol 115.1

CME: Non-Opioid Drugs for Pain

The Medical Letter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases in its newsletter, The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics.


The Medical Letter, Inc. is committed to providing objective, practical, and timely information on drugs and treatments of common diseases to help readers make the best decisions for their patients—without the influence of the pharmaceutical industry.


Many of the readers of The Medical Letter know that pharmaceutical companies and their representatives often exaggerate the therapeutic effects and understate the adverse effects of their products, but busy practitioners have neither the time nor the resources to check the accuracy of the manufacturers' claims. This publication is intended specifically to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals who want unbiased, reliable, and timely drug information. The editorial process is designed to ensure that the information provided represents an unbiased consensus of medical experts.


  • If a new prescription drug offers genuine advantages over older drugs, they say so.
  • If a new prescription drug offers no advantage, if its effectiveness is limited, or if it
    is too toxic or too expensive to justify its use, they say so.
  • If new drug information changes the status of previously reviewed drugs,
    they publish follow-up reports.


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sources of reliable, objective, and unbiased drug information. They include:

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  • Drug Interactions from The Medical Letter


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  • does not receive any commercial support
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© 2018 New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

The Journal is the official magazine of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS). NJAOPS is the sixth largest state affiliate of the American Osteopathic Association. NJAOPS represents the interests of more than 4,700 active osteopathic physicians, residents, interns and medical students. Founded in 1901, NJAOPS is one of the most active medical associations in New Jersey with 12 county societies.