At this year's Veterinary Pain Short Course, held August 22-25, 2018 in San Diego, several IVAPM past-presidents and current leaders, participated in a discussion specific to the shortage of opioids in veterinary medicine and alternatives to useage. While additional information is still forthcoming, below are IVAPM-endorsed resources and links, where you can find up-to-date information from boarded veterinarians, the AVMA and the FDA.
As more information becomes available, we'll post it here for your review and consideration. If you have specific questions and/or discussion topics, we encourage you to post them to the IVAPM Forum for open discussion among all members. However, if you prefer, you may always email IVAPM directly.
NEW!!! Opioid-Sparing Task Force releases White Paper for review - click below to read and learn more!