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All the Questions You Had About Opioids But Were Afraid To Ask: A Podcast with Mary Lynn McPherson

On today's podcast we go deep into the mind of one of the most brilliant and respected palliative care pharmacists, Mary Lynn McPherson, to ask all the questions we've had about opioids but were too afraid to ask.   There isn't really a better person to do this with, as she also just released her second edition of her book:  Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing.  This is the go-to guide for not only learning how to calculate opioid conversions, but also gives great tips for those who have been doing this for a while (I learned a ton from it).

In today's podcast we talk about specific aspects of her book including questions about:

Whether is is time to update equianalgesic tablesThe usefulness of opioid conversion calculationsTips and tricks on methadone dosingFentanyl and cachexiaSublingual morphine - does it work?What to use in liver and renal failure (and why it may not be hydromorphone)Titrating PCAs and dripsand so much more... …