PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • Expert to parents: Here's how to prevent kids' suicides, drug abuse 24 Mar 2018 08:27 www.vindy.com By Samantha Phillips sphillips@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN Drew Edwards, an expert in addictive disease and behavioral medicine, spoke to parents at Austintown Fitch High School about identifying warning signs and preventing dangerous behavior in their children. …
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Bizarre Advice About Opioids 24 Mar 2018 08:26 National Memo Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway had a bizarre piece of advice Thursday for college students while speaking at a forum on drug abuse. “Eat the ice cream, have the French fry, don’t buy the street drug,” …
  • Conference educates providers on opioids 24 Mar 2018 01:44 GoVolsXtra ORAU section manager for health communication and lead author of "Communicating About Opioids in Appalachia: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices" Jennifer Reynolds discusses addressing the stigma around opioid addiction. Brianna …
  • Summit in 60: Utah’s first lawsuit against opioids, County Facilities building still behind (video) 24 Mar 2018 00:55 Park Record Summit in 60 is brought to you each week by County Reporter Angelique McNaughton and Engagement Editor Kira Hoffelmeyer. Summit County files lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers and distributors Summit County became the first county in Utah on …
  • Kellyanne Conway adds junk food to the list of White House-approved ways to fight opioids 24 Mar 2018 00:48 Daily Kos Kellyanne Conway Let’s review solutions to the opioid crisis that the Trump administration has proposed this week. On Monday, Donald Trump proposed the death penalty for drug dealers, and also a new generation of “this is your brain on drugs” ads. “Scary” …
  • Fox Valley moms start support group for those who lost loved ones to opioids 23 Mar 2018 22:34 Sandiegouniontribune It was not all that long ago Sandy Fink, Karen Gonzalez and Robin Dale were among the hundreds of other parents in the Fox Valley struggling to understand their children's opioid addictions. Middle-class, loving and involved mothers, they met …
  • Howard participates in national roundtable on opioid abuse 23 Mar 2018 22:23 Middlesboro Daily News Kentucky is helping inform national policy on the opioid epidemic. Dr. Jeffrey Howard, acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, took part in a national roundtable discussion on …
  • Utah’s attorney general says a lawsuit over opioids is drafted, but he’s not filing it yet 23 Mar 2018 22:06 KSTU SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has drafted a lawsuit against “Big Pharma” over the opioid crisis. He’s a few weeks away from taking bids for outside counsel to litigate it. But the attorney general told FOX 13 in an interview Friday he …
  • Editorial: Opioids Pose New Danger, Require New Strategy to Combat 23 Mar 2018 21:28 Daily News VOL. 11 | NO. 12 | Saturday, March 24, 2018 So you’ve seen drug problems come and go – numerous declarations of war on pot, crack, meth and other street drugs sold illegally. The concept of people dying from legally prescribed drugs isn’t new either. But …
  • New York's opioid fight: PDMP now interoperable with 25 states, DC 23 Mar 2018 20:51 Government Health IT New York state’s prescription drug monitoring program is now fully interoperable with 25 states and Washington, D.C, giving in-state providers access to the controlled substance history of about 150 million patients. The PDMP program now allows in-state …

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The AAOS recommends the following tools, which have been shown to significantly reduce medication errors:

  • computerized physician order entry
  • computerized decision support systems
  • computerized monitoring of adverse drug events
  • pharmacist-assisted rounds
  • high-risk drug protocols

Overdose deaths are “just the tip of the iceberg”: that for every death there are many more hospital treatment admissions, emergency room visits, people who abuse or are dependent on prescription drugs and nonmedical users.

American Psychological Association

Prescribing or dispensing to an abuser, diverter, misuser or ‘doctor shopper’ puts the provider, their practice and or institution, as well as the patients at high risk.

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.

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