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Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Community


Mission of the SIG

The mission of the APhA Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG) is to support pharmacists and student pharmacist interns who care for individuals with all types of acute and chronic pain and for patients with life limiting illnesses who have pain and other symptoms. The APhA Pain, Palliative Care, and Addiction SIG also focuses on associated issues such as addictions, medication abuse, and medication diversion.


Purpose of the SIG

The purpose of the APhA Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG is to educate, collaborate with, and support pharmacists and student pharmacist interns by empowering them to provide medication therapy management for all patients with both acute and chronic pain including, but not limited to, patients who are terminally ill.  Because addiction, diversion, and abuse is prevalent in individuals who are using opioids and other prescribed and illicit drugs, and/or alcohol, education and support for pharmacists and student pharmacist interns dealing with these concerns are addressed in this SIG.

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APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Leaders

SIG Leaders


APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG 2022-23 Committees

Communications Committee 
Chair(s): TBA
Inform members of the pharmacy profession about updates in contemporary pharmacy practice related to the management of pain and/or substance use disorders along with developing innovative techniques to recruit engaged members.

Education/Best Practices Committee
Chair(s): TBA
Provide information and training on up-to-date practices which can further enhance patient care and/or pharmacist involvement with the management of pain/substance use disorders.

History and Resources Committee
Chair(s): TBA

Pharmacists' Recovery Network Committee
Chair(s): TBA

Policy and Professional Affairs Committee
Chair(s): TBA
Review, edit, and/or draft policy relating to the mission of the SIG and to advance advocacy efforts related to the mission of the SIG.


Call for Committee Leaders and Members

Visit our Volunteer page to review available member volunteer opportunities and to submit an application for consideration.


APhA-APPM Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG Resources

Opioid Use and Misuse Resource Center

Questions? Contact the SIG Coordinator