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Practice Resources

The following resources have been compiled to support physicians in their practice:

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (McMaster University)

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia’s Professional Standards on Prescribing

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Practice Tools

Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program (NSPMP)

The Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program promotes the appropriate use of monitored drugs in Nova Scotia to reduce the abuse or misuse of monitored drugs in the province.

NSPMP’s eAccess service allows prescribers and pharmacists the ability to log on to a secure website and obtain patient profile information any time.

Prescription Monitoring Regulations requires all prescribers who prescribe monitored drugs and all pharmacists and pharmacies that dispense monitored drugs, to register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program.