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Nick Tannous, MD - Pathopharmacology in Pain Medicine

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1.0 CE credit (1.0 pharmacology)
Completion Time
1 hour
Available Until
July 31, 2025
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Acute Care, Adult, Family, Gerontological, Pediatric, and Psychiatric / Mental Health
Clinical Topics
CDC, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Pain, Pharmacology, Primary Care, and Treatment

This presentation meets

Maryland’s 2018 requirement for applicants registering for new or renewing CDS registration (Safe Prescribing of Opioids)

and the

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 stipulates for all DEA-registered practitioners an 8-hour training requirement. Beginning on June 27, 2023, the act requires all renewing and new DEA applicants to testify that they have completed 8 CE hours on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

  • The training does not have to occur in one session.
  • This is a one-time training requirement affirmation.
  • There are a couple of exceptions, so read the DEA's letter if you are a specialty provider or a new graduate.
  • More information from DEA Diversion Control

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand pain transmission and pain modulation therapies.
  2. Understand how pharmacotherapeutics work in the CNS.
  3. Understand polypharmacy in pain management.


Nicholas Tannous
Nicholas Tannous MD

Interventional Pain Physician at National Spine & Pain Centers

Dr. Nicholas J. Tannous enjoys being at the forefront in the pain medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation field delivering quality care to his patients. “Great results are what continue to drive me as seeing my patients improve is a necessity for my motivation to continue pushing forward,” he said. Joining the National Spine and Pain Centers in May 2021, Dr. Tannous brings more than a decade of experience to the practice. His previous professional experience includes treating patients at various pain treatment centers in Missouri, Arizona, Nevada and Virginia.

CE Information

This activity offers 1.0 CE credit (1.0 pharmacology) to attendees.

Accredited by AANP.

Physicians, PAs, and licensed social workers can claim 1.0 Category 2 CME for this presentation.



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