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Patient Health Education Portal: Pain Medicine

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

NARCAN Now Mobile App


With a simple to follow usage guide, pharmacy locater and training videos, you can ensure you are ready-to-use NARCAN Nasal Spray in the event of an opioid overdose emergency. Read the review from iMedicalApps.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Information for Patients

Opioid Overdose: Information for Patients

  • Includes sections: "Know Your Options," "Expectations for Opioid Therapy," "Prevent Opioid Misuse," "Helpful Materials," "Frequently Asked Questions," and the "Rx Awareness Campaign."

Health.Mil: Opioid Safety

Opioid Safety

  • Provides information on alternatives to prescription opioids, plus use and disposal.
  • Includes links to infographics and additional resources.

Department of Health and Human Services: Pain Management Options

Pain Management Options

  • Provides checklists and factsheets.
  • Includes sections on "What to ask your Doctor," "Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain," and "Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Pain."

National Library of Medicine: Pain Relievers MedlinePlus

Pain Relievers: MedlinePlus

  • Provides easy-to-read, quality consumer health information.
  • Includes summary information, dosage for children, and patient education handouts.
  • Spanish and other language versions available.

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

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