Journal of Opioid Management

"What are the latest clinical applications of opioids in medicine?"

"How should healthcare providers prescribe and manage patients on opioid therapies to enhance outcomes and reduce risk to the patient."

"What is the latest basic science in opioids and pain pathways?"

"How should I modify my practice to stay out of the legal and regulatory 'cross-hairs' in this challenging environment?"

Journal of Opioid Management addresses these important questions and many more faced by medical professionals as they deal with the complexities of opioid therapies.

Journal of Opioid Management is a peer-reviewed, professional journal that addresses all aspects of the safe use and management of opioids. The Journal provides guidance to physicians and healthcare professionals on how to safely prescribe and responsibly manage these important drugs.

Journal of Opioid Management topics and features include:

  • Updates on FDA Approvals: Abuse Deterrent Opioid Formulations and Their Applications
  • The latest basic science and clinical application of opioid therapy
  • Tapering Patients Off Opioids
  • Alternatives to Opioid Therapy for Pain
  • Treatment of Co-Morbid Conditions, e.g. Addiction and Bipolar Disorder and Addiction
  • Patient Selection for Use of Opioids to Treat Pain; Detecting Abuse, Diversion and Addiction
  • Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Patients as well as Cancer Survivors
  • Opioid Education for Prescribers - Does it work?
  • Tapering Patients Off Opioids
  • Opioid Management in the midst of an opioid crisis for palliative care patients
  • Rethinking Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Guidelines on proper opioid prescribing and compliance
  • Legal issues and the ongoing regulatory environment 
  • Medical Marijuana and Opioids
  • And Much More!

Designed to meet the challenge faced by medical professionals as they prescribe opioids, Journal of Opioid Management fills what's been called "a dangerous gap" in medical literature at a time when the Federal spotlight has been switched on to the rising problem of abuse and addiction tied to these prescription painkillers.

With an editorial review board of the world's leading experts in the field, under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief, Paul A. Sloan, MD, Journal of Opioid Management addresses all aspects of the use and safe management of opioids. It provides guidance to physicians and healthcare professionals on how to safely prescribe and responsibly manage these drugs. Subscribe today!



Peer-review website changes


We have rolled out a new peer-review system for Journal of Opioid Management.

That new peer-review system is located at:

NEW MANUSCRIPTS submitted after 1/1/2020

All new manuscripts should be submitted via the link above. Please note that we transferred all user details from our old system but this would be a great time to verify your user details including email address, mailing address, ORCHID, etc.  Addtionally, please update your "Classifications" in your system account. In the past, these were called KEYWORDS and were used to denote your expertise and/or specialities in practice.

EXISTING MANUSCRIPTS - Submitted before 12/31/2019

If you have submitted a manuscript before 12/31/2019, please use the links in your emails from that system to access the old peer-review system. That system will stay active until all manuscripts have processed through the peer-review process.

The direct link to that system is if you need to access your manuscript submitted before 12/31.2019.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices at 781-899-2702 or reach out to our editorial offices via email at jom ( at )

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All JOM archives now online!


All Journal of Opioid Management back issue archives are now available on this system.

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Vol 16, No 5 (2020): September/October

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Table of Contents

Letters to the Editor

Deepak Gupta, MD


Joanne Salas, MPH, Mary Beth Miller, PhD, Jeffrey F. Scherrer, PhD, Rachel Moore, MS, Christina S. McCrae, PhD, Mark D. Sullivan, MD, PhD, Kathleen K. Bucholz, PhD, Laurel A. Copeland, PhD, Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, F. David Schneider, MD, Patrick J. Lustman, PhD
Jessica C. Rivera, MD, PhD
Yvette Hellier, PharmD, Machelle Wilson, PhD, Angela Leahy, PharmD, Kevin Burnham, MD
Manuel C. Vallejo, MD, DMD, Robert E. Shapiro, MD, Mitchell W. Lippy, BS, Christa L. Lilly, PhD, Leo R. Brancazio, MD
Jeff Gudin, MD, Neel Mehta, MD, F. Leland McClure, PhD, Justin K. Niles, MA, Harvey W. Kaufman, MD
David Greaney, MB BCh, BAO, FRCA, MSc, FJFICMI, Renu Roy, BSP, MSc, RPh, Conor McDonnell, MD, MB BCh, BAO, FFARCSI
Eric R. Kinzler, PhD, Carmela Pantaleon, BS, Matthew Iverson, MPH, Stefan Aigner, MD

Clinical Report

Seth Kalin, MD, Salaahuddin Dakhlalla, MD, Saurabh Bhardwaj, MD