PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • NegOcc hopes to get national Drug Abuse Council award 28 Nov 2022 04:16 SunStar Following the recognition of Negros Occidental for its functional Anti-Illegal Drug Abuse Council, the provincial government is gunning for a national award from the Department of Interior and Local Government. (File Photo) NEGROS Occidental provincial …
  • Breaking Free of Opioids 28 Nov 2022 02:22 The Good Men Project   By Jane Racey Gleeson A neurologist shares alternative treatments for chronic pain and the importance of steering clear of opioids. With established evidence supporting the relationship between opioid usage and addiction, it’s no surprise that physicians …
  • Opioids – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 26 Nov 2022 23:33 Fairfield Sun Times - Montana In the last two columns, we discussed invasive plants on the Great Plains. Today, we’ll take a twisty turn on that theme and talk about the cultural invasiveness of licit and illicit substances inspired by the opium poppy. The Good: Opioids (a general term …
  • What is behind the rise in India's youth's drug abuse? 26 Nov 2022 17:12 FairPlanet 26.Nov November 26, 2022 With around 100 million substance addicts in the country, India has seen a 70 percent rise in narcotic consumption in the past eight years. In what can be considered a conservative estimate, the United Nations has found that 13 …
  • Drug abuse leads to crime for Oak Hall man 26 Nov 2022 11:08 Shore Daily News - Virginia By Linda Cicoira       A 25-year-old Oak Hall man testified Thursday in Accomack Circuit Court that using illegal drugs since he was 10 led him to commit a series of crimes.      Timothy John Vanhart will be behind bars for nine years. Judge W. Revell …
  • Cannot get pregnant? Male infertility is on the rise, with smoking, stress, obesity, hormones, and alcohol and drug abuse all likely factors, doctors say 26 Nov 2022 10:27 South China Morning Post
  • NSF: Edo Govt charges Athletes on Drug Abuse 26 Nov 2022 00:45 Tribune Online With less than 72 hours to the commencement of the 2022 National Sports Festival held in Asaba, Delta State between Monday, November 28 through December 10 2022, the chairman of the Edo Sports Commission, Mr Yussuf Alli has charged Athletes to the Festival …
  • NDLEA trains security operatives on drug abuse prevention, management 26 Nov 2022 00:45 Tribune Online The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in collaboration with the Advocate for Global Peace Forum International, have trained security operatives and caregivers on prevention and management of drug abuse. Acting State Commander of the NDLEA in Imo …
  • What is the *Real* Shelf Life of Prescription Opioids? 25 Nov 2022 22:59 ACSH Here's a message from the FDA. [Emphasis mine]: Don’t Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines...Out with the old! Be it the fresh start of a new year or a spring cleaning, consumers are encouraged to take stock of what has surpassed its usefulness. …
  • $48,000 worth of opioids seized in joint police operation 25 Nov 2022 18:42 The Expositor Article content About $48,000 worth of fentanyl and other opioids were seized through an OPP Guns and Gangs Joint Forces Operation in Brantford. Article content A 27-year-old Brantford man is facing charges. Police say investigation into this drug …

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The CDC advises providers to use PDMPs… States should consider ways to increase their use … available real-time, and alerts to prescribers.

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Recommendations for full use of PDMP include:

  • PDMPs can be effective clinical tools in medication management involving controlled substances.
  • PDMPs should be available for clinicians across state boundaries.
  • Every prescribing clinician should be familiar with the process of accessing and utilizing information from PDMP’s so that they can incorporate this information in their practices.

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