PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • Kitgum district registers surge in number of girls indulging in drug abuse 07 Aug 2022 18:34 Independent (Uganda) Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of underage girls indulging in illicit drugs in Kitgum is twice the number of boys. Statistics from Kitgum district probation and social welfare department show that at least 49 girls were locked up from …
  • 'Race Against Drugs' | Father starts racing event to honor late son and raise awareness of drug abuse 07 Aug 2022 09:16 WFMY The event's goal is to raise awareness about drug overdoses in the community. SOPHIA, N.C. — A former race car driver is putting together "Race Against Drugs" in honor of his son who died of a drug overdose earlier this year.  Mike Loomis is …
  • Once feared, illicit fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioids users 07 Aug 2022 08:34 NBC News One of the deadliest street drugs, illicit fentanyl, has transitioned from a hidden killer that people often hope to avoid to one that many drug users now seek out on its own. The shift to intentional use of fentanyl underscores a worrying trend in the …
  • The Youth Zone with Zero Suppliers: Drug abuse 07 Aug 2022 01:18 The Sunday News The Sunday News Blessing Ncube, Tshebetshebe Elementary School Drug abuse,drug abuse! The two words we refuse You destroy the lives of young ones And leave us with no loved ones Oh! What a curse you are upon us Drug abuse, drug abuse! How can we get id of …
  • Baronda seeks to institutionalize anti-drug abuse councils 05 Aug 2022 22:57 Panay News ILOILO City – Iloilo City Lone District Rep. Julienne Baronda refiled a bill that seeks to institutionalize the anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) across the country. House Bill 756 mandates all local government units (LGUs) – from provinces to cities, …
  • Drug abuse resources available 05 Aug 2022 17:03 The Fountain Hills Times - Arizona The community is reminded that the Fountain Hills Drug Prevention Coalition has several resources available at no cost to citizens in an effort to prevent or curb drug use in town. The first resource is “Early Action Kits,” which are drug testing kits …
  • Police create awareness of drug abuse among students 05 Aug 2022 13:14 The Hindu The Madurai City Police conducted an awareness programme against drug abuse at Al-Ameen Higher Secondary School in K. Pudur here on Friday. Addressing the students of Classes X to XII, Inspector of Police N. Durai Pandian, attached to K. Pudur Police …
  • UAE Imposes High Fine, Jail on People Who Fund Drug Abuse 05 Aug 2022 08:31 Al Bawaba Those who fund drug abuse could face imprisonment, as well as a fine of not less than Dh50,000. The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, in a recent social media post, reminded the public that those who deposit, transfer (by themselves or by others) or accept …
  • Drug Abuse Testing Market Size, Future Business Trends, Upcoming Demand, Innovations And Regional Outlook And Forecast 2022-2031 05 Aug 2022 08:28 MENAFN (MENAFN- America News Hour) Kenneth Research has recently added a report titled Drug Abuse Testing Market in its storehouse of market research reports. The report provides a detailed insight into the market scenario on the basis of the market size and …
  • Drug abuse rehab center in Nueva Ecija as detention facility for BuCor’s prisoners? 05 Aug 2022 06:25 Manila Bulletin The Department of Justice (DOJ) has disclosed plans to convert the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment Rehabilitation Center (MDATRC) in Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija into a detention facility for prisoners of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). DOJ …

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Thirteen multi-state PDMP projects were sponsored in 2012-13. While providers indicated that PDMPs gave them more confidence for prescribing pain medication, the study concluded that the easier the data is to obtain, the more they will be used, and the safer the practice can be.

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services AdministrationOffice of the National Coordinator for Health IT, & MITRE Corp

Attention to patterns of prescription requests and the prescribing of opioids as part of an ongoing relationship between a patient and a healthcare provider can decrease the risk of diversion. Periodic review of state PDMP, where available, is also a useful tool to monitor compliance. Evaluation should initially include…a drug history… Documentation is essential.

February 2013 American Academy of Pain Medicine
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