As an ODG user, you can help keep opioids and their devastating effects from becoming headline news. ODG has the most comprehensive, evidence-based opioid guidelines on the market, including information on when to use opioids, which ones to use, for how long, when to stop, how to stop, how to wean long term patients, and what the warning signs are for overuse and abuse, including extreme caution and careful guidance for individuals with underlying psychiatric disease. This is particularly important for case managers and healthcare providers in light of a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, which indicates that Americans with mental health disorders receive more than half of all opioids prescribed in the U.S.
Bringing it all together is the ODG Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) Calculator, which allows for the input of dosage amounts on various opioid analgesics (Codeine, Fentanyl oral, Fentanyl transdermal, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Tapentadol, and Tramadol), and converts to both individual and total morphine equivalent dosage (MED) with alerts (yellow, red and black flags) that trigger as claimants approach, then reach, then exceed evidence-based guideline recommendations. Input any brand name opioid or National Drug Code, and the MED Calculator will auto-select the appropriate generic drug and dosage conversion factor.