NaRCAD e-news Summer 2017 Edition:
Jerry Avorn sounds off on the FDA's drug approval standards,
registration open for Fall Training & NaRCAD 2017 Conference, & more.
Mike Fischer, MD, MS | NaRCAD Director
Academic detailing is naturally versatile, growing from the initial studies focused on prescribing decisions to include interventions to improve childhood screening, assessment of cardiovascular risk, smoking cessation treatment, and many other important clinical topics. Whenever medical care and patient outcomes can be improved by outreach education to frontline clinicians, there's an opportunity for AD to make a crucial difference.  Read More.

Jerry Avorn, MD | NaRCAD Co-Director
Listen closely, and you'll hear the other shoe dropping. For several years FDA has been besieged by litigation brought by drug makers and their supporters which argued that the agency's limiting companies' promotional claims violated those corporations' First Amendment-protected rights to 'commercial free speech.'   Read More.

Why Train with NaRCAD? 
A Unique, Hands-On Course in Social Marketing
Bevin K. Shagoury  NaRCAD Communications Director
So, what's our training class all about? Our 2-day class features hands-on role-play where trainees take turns practicing interpersonal "social marketing" skills with their facilitators, all of whom play the role of a clinician with varying needs (and in varying moods!) This continuous practice, with supportive, small groups led by expert academic detailing professionals, allows our trainees... Read More.





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A recent study sought to determine whether a multicomponent intervention improved guideline adherence while reducing the risk of opioid misuse. The cluster-randomized clinical trial involved 53 primary care clinicians (PCCs) and their 985 patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for pain. While the intervention PCCs received nurse care management, an electronic registry, one-on-one academic detailing... Read More.
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