PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • National Drug Take Back Day Aims To Curb Drug Abuse, Especially Opioids 29 Apr 2017 02:08 CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is sponsored the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The event has more meaning this year with the country seeing a rise in opioid related crimes and overdoses. Earlier this month Minnesota Senator …
  • State gets $2M grant to fight opioid abuse 29 Apr 2017 01:24 Cordova Times A $2 million federal grant announced on April 20 by Gov. Bill Walker will be used to support prevention, treatment and recovery services combat heroin and opioid addiction in Alaska. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds are from the …
  • Cops look to involve village panchayats to fight drug abuse 28 Apr 2017 22:23 Indian Express To check drug menace in Punjab, panchayats across villages are being involved by the police department to pass resolutions against drug menace. Village-level sports club activists are also being involved in the issue. According to sources, police …
  • Serious Fungal Eye Infection Tied to IV Drug Abuse 28 Apr 2017 21:18 Medscape
  • Goal of Drug Take-Back Day is to prevent drug abuse, protect water and soil 28 Apr 2017 20:32 Columbia Missourian COLUMBIA — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday. But why turn your prescription drugs in when you can just dump them into the toilet or garbage the way people do on TV? Why not just leave them in the back of the medicine chest? Because the …
  • Opioids creating generation of American orphans 28 Apr 2017 18:57 Fremont Tribune Fremont, NE (68025) Today Periods of rain. High 41F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.. Tonight Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 39F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Updated: April 28, 2017 @ 12:55 pm
  • Opioids: The medicine that kills 28 Apr 2017 16:20 Examiner.net The opioid crisis has moved from local misfortune to national calamity. Every day something new pops up that shocks the senses. Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; …
  • Opioids: The medicine that kills 28 Apr 2017 14:44 Gaston Gazette The opioid crisis has moved from local misfortune to national calamity. Every day something new pops up that shocks the senses. Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; …
  • Matthew T. Mangino: Opioids: The medicine that kills 28 Apr 2017 14:30 The Dedham Transcript The opioid crisis has moved from local misfortune to national calamity. Every day something new pops up that shocks the senses. Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; …
  • How to safely trash opioids, old prescription drugs 28 Apr 2017 14:24 CBS News

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The use of PDMPs…is helping to reduce misuse of prescription drugs.

PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University, February 2014 Briefing

Effective monitoring systems [PDMPs] will augment clinical judgment, provide evidence of misuse, and facilitate prescription of the most appropriate analgesic for the situation…The Emergency Department is regarded as the nation’s safety net…the last bastion of around-the-clock access to care … Unfortunately, some of the solutions to opioid misuse [limiting ED physicians to 3-day opioid prescriptions] preempts judgments from trained emergency medical providers.

American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine, 9 April 2013
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