Improving a patient's quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms of a serious illness is what those in hospice and palliative medicine do each day. Being able to address all types of pain across all settings and for diverse populations, while also managing the risk for diversion and misuse, requires a delicate balance that the experts within CO*RE are uniquely suited to provide.

- Ron Crossno, MD, family medicine physician, and palliative medicine specialist

CO*RE's mission is to ensure that Extended Release-Long Acting (ER/LA) opioids are prescribed, when indicated, in a manner that enhances patient well‐being and does not contribute to individual or public harm.

CO*RE Partners

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • California Academy of Family Physicians
  • Healthcare Performance Consulting
  • Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association
  • Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

CO*RE "In Collaboration With" Organizations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • 21 State Medical Societies
  • Council on Medical Specialty Societies
  • Medscape
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