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Education & Resources

Purdue Pharma L.P. supports a wide range of non-promotional education for healthcare professionals including how to properly assess and address patients suffering from pain, as well as how to recognize and deter common methods used to unlawfully obtain and abuse prescription medications.

  • Educational Grants:
    Grants that support independent, accredited and non-accredited educational activities and materials to healthcare professional associations, healthcare institutions, and organizations for national, regional, state and local programs. Learn more.
  • Educational Resources:
    Distribution of, and access to, free educational materials to U.S.-based healthcare professionals at These resources are developed by Purdue Pharma’s scientific staff or third-party experts and include web-based courses, presentation slide programs, print resources, and a variety of faculty and practice tools in different learning mediums. Learn more.

Educational Grants

Purdue Pharma supports educational activities via grants with a commitment toward opioid risk management education to healthcare professional associations, healthcare institutions and organizations for national, regional, state, and local programs.

Grants may support accredited or non-accredited education in a variety of educational formats such as live symposia and conferences, on-demand and enduring web-based education, print-based education and mobile technology. As a result of our support, we are able to positively impact the knowledge, competence and skills of healthcare professionals with the aim to ultimately improve patient care.

Download Purdue Pharma’s Healthcare Grant Information brochure or visit Purdue’s Healthcare Grant Website.

View the educational impact from these activities in a highlight from the IDEAL™ (Interactive Digitally Enhanced Atmosphere for Learning) activity, The Pain Paradox: Providing Relief While Mitigating Risk.

Educational Resources

The Partners Against Pain® website contains a diverse selection of forms and other assessment tools that can be used to record pain intensity and duration, patient consent and treatment, clinical follow-up, and patient response to pain treatment.

Purdue Pharma’s Medical Educational Resource Catalog Online provides non-accredited, non-product specific educational resources in the areas of pain care and opioid risk management to help improve knowledge, patient care skills or teaching curriculum. Healthcare professionals can order all items free of charge with no shipping or handling fees. In addition, once registered, users may opt-in to receive automatic updates when new educational resources become available.

Some of the free educational resources currently available in the Medical Education Resource Catalog Online include:

PERFORM (Patient Evaluation Resources for Opioid Risk Management)

PERFORM_logo_RegisteredThis interactive CD-ROM teaching resource, with accompanying resource binder, provides healthcare professionals access to the latest in opioid risk assessment best practices.

Diversion Prevention in Pharmacies and Healthcare Institutions

Diversion Prevention in Pharmacies and Healthcare InstitutionsThis slide program is designed to help healthcare professionals understand motivations for and methods of pharmaceutical drug diversion. Focused on pharmacy and institutional security, it helps identify fraudulent prescription tactics, record-keeping forgery, and behaviors suggestive of employee pilfering. It also explores strategies for solutions.

Pharmacists’ Role in Providing Medication Guides for Products with REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies)

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) are one component of an FDA mandate meant to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks.  A key element of most REMS programs is patient/caregiver education, including distribution of a Medication Guide and/or patient insert.  Thus, pharmacists and pharmacy staff are involved in the implementation of most REMS.  This resource provides the healthcare professional with information related to this role of the pharmacist in communicating with the patient receiving a medication that utilizes REMS.

These and other resources may be appropriate for presentation, individual learning, or as part of a course or workshop curriculum and are available at

Resource Guide

Rx Safety Matters also provides a downloadable Resource Guide for Healthcare Professionals:

Click here to view online or download.

Next, learn about Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies.