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Opioids are medications used in the management and treatment of pain, cough, or diarrhea. This activity outlines the indications, actions, and contraindications for opioids. This activity will also highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, and other key factors pertinent to members of the interprofessional healthcare team in managing patients using an opioid and in light of the opioid crisis.