Provide Options to Enhance End-of-Life Care

End-of-life care raises unique med considerations.

Pain control often requires high opioid doses. Be aware that federal law allows you to partially fill C-IIs for up to 60 days for terminally ill patients...and for prescribers to fax C-IIs for hospice patients. But follow your state laws if they're stricter.

Suggest strategies to optimize pain relief...such as switching opioids if patients develop tolerance, or "asymmetric dosing" where opioid doses differ in the morning and evening.

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