PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • Drug abuse rates low in teens from Asia and African American... 04 Aug 2021 21:25 Health Jockey Though every person we know may not indulge in drugs, it’s only when an extensive survey is conducted do we know the exact figures. Such a study conducted by experts from the Duke University has revealed that drug abuse is a significant issue for whites, …
  • Commission to Combat Drug Abuse meets Thursday 03 Aug 2021 16:19 1340 AM WBIW - Indiana INDIANA – Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse will meet Thursday morning at the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Rooms B, and C. At the meeting, the executive director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Douglas Huntsinger and …
  • Driver allegedly found with opioids in North Kawartha charged with breaching bail 03 Aug 2021 14:09 My Kawartha A driver in North Kawartha Township has been charged after police say they were found allegedly breaching their conditions and possessed a controlled substance. Members of the Peterborough County OPP stopped a vehicle on Highway 28 for a Highway T
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Jongphohate- Scripting Success Against Drug Abuse 03 Aug 2021 11:35 Northeast Today Tanu Bulo, Arunachal Pradesh What you see neatly lined up are not artifacts from a museum, although the smoking pipe with its uniqueness and character, deserves a place on an Art Wall. The smoking pipes on display are a symbolic representation of people’s …
  • Heroin, cocaine and opioids among drugs found in cop's desk in Fall River 02 Aug 2021 23:04 WPRI 12 - Rhode Island FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — On Feb. 17, a confidential informant contacted the Fall River Police Department with an accusation that’s since sent the seaside city into turmoil: Det. Joshua Robillard is “giving drugs to an informant.” Fast forward five months …
  • 17 per cent of Ogun population engage in drug abuse – NDLEA boss, Marwa 02 Aug 2021 19:18 Daily Post The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. General Buba Marwa (rtd), has said about 17% of those in Ogun State engage in abuse of drugs and other substances. Marwa said this on Monday, when he paid a …
  • “We are losing control”: Super potent, unpredictable street opioids have claimed more lives in Canada 02 Aug 2021 04:41 Justice News Flash Edmonton-Thanks to the super potent and deadly mixture of fentanyl, the supply of opioids on the streets of Canada has become more and more toxic, unpredictable and contaminated, which has prompted a renewed call for a safe supply program to help renew …
  • 'We're losing control': Ultra-potent, unpredictable street opioids are claiming more lives in Canada 02 Aug 2021 02:17 CTV News EDMONTON -- Canada's street supply of opioids is becoming increasingly toxic, unpredictable and contaminated thanks to ultra-potent and deadly mixtures of fentanyl, prompting renewed calls for safe supply programs that could help regain control of the …
  • Year-long campaign against alcohol and drug abuse planned 01 Aug 2021 20:45 The Hindu Ernakulam, which has been identified as one of the most liquor-addicted districts in the country, has 2,300 hotspots of alcohol and drug abuse, as per a survey conducted by the Social Justice Department in association with Kudumbashree. The findings of the …
  • Drug Abuse: NDLEA arrests 5,000 offenders, convicts 500 31 Jul 2021 21:17 News Diary Online The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says it has arrested no fewer than five thousand suspects and secured 500 convictions between January and May for drug abuse and trafficking. The agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Retired Brig.-Gen. Mohamed …

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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.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Although relieving pain and reducing suffering are primary emergency physician responsibilities, there is a concurrent duty to limit the personal and societal harm that can result from prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Pain Management / Clinical PolicyACEP Annals of Emergency Medicine 525, October 2012
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