PRACTICAL PAIN MANAGEMENT dedicated a significant portion of their October 2012 issue to the PROP petition, the founding of PROMPT and the reasons for PROMPT’s materialization. It is available online at Practical Pain Management’s website HERE. They did not however include all of the information on their website that was included in the printed version. if you wish to see the entire portions dedicated to PROP vs. PROMPT, please contact Dr. Fudin through this website.
Per the October 2012 Practical Pain Management Journal, “To further explore these two views of opioid safety, Practical Pain Management invited representatives from both camps—Dr. Fudin and Dr. Kolodny—to write commentaries, which began on page 12. In addition, PPM recently surveyed our editorial board members and asked for their opinions on the subject. A sampling of the board’s responses can be found on page 17.”
Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmacotherapy (PROMPT) is a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, researchers and academicians from various fields. Some include areas of Addiction, Anesthesiology, Pain, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Psychology, and various Board Certified specialties. PROMPT’s materialization was a direct result of another group, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) that submitted a Citizens petition to the FDA on July 25, 2012 requesting label changes for opioids. A copy of our PROMPT reply to the FDA can be seen HERE.
We (PROMPT) are in favor of mitigating opioid risks with appropriate proactive and ongoing validated interventions intended for the benefit of patient care and public safety. We advocate for clinician education, proactive risk stratification, and appropriate therapeutic monitoring.