PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • Rehder urges Missourians to get involved to pass PDMP legislation (AUDIO) 02 Dec 2020 21:02 Missourinet A veteran southeast Missouri lawmaker who is heading to the Senate in January has filed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for the ninth consecutive year. State Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Scott City, speaks on the Missouri House floor in …
  • Counterfeit Opioids Could Be Factor In Death Of 2 North Texas Teenagers 02 Dec 2020 17:40 CBS Dallas - Texas WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating the recent deaths of two teenagers in Weatherford, saying they could be linked to counterfeit opioid drugs or other counterfeit prescription medication. Police found the first teen on November 18 after …
  • How Megan Fox Is Helping Machine Gun Kelly Work Through His Drug Abuse Issues 02 Dec 2020 17:22 Cinema Blend This past year has been rough for many of us but, for some, it’s been a year of discovery and personal breakthroughs. This has certainly been the case for Machine Gun Kelly, as the rapper and actor has managed to grow both professionally and personally. …
  • Ocean County MHA helping those impacted by opioids find jobs 02 Dec 2020 14:29 WOBM New Jersey The Mental Health Association of Ocean County is helping those impacted by opioid addiction get back on their feet again and support their families. The Mission of Pathways to Success program will prepare you for the workforce through education and support …
  • Pediatricians Announce New Guidelines For Giving Children Opioids 01 Dec 2020 18:08 AboutLawsuits.com A panel of pediatricians has issued new guidelines, which focus on when it is appropriate to prescribe opioids to children and teens, as well as what steps should be taken to protect them from the powerful and addictive pain medications. The opioids crisis …
  • Doctors given new guidelines for prescribing opioids to kids following surgery 01 Dec 2020 17:04 Fox 31 Denver - Colorado DENVER (KDVR) — In an effort to help curb the ever expanding opiate crisis in our state and country, doctors now have a new set of guidelines to follow when it comes to how they should go about prescribing opioids to children. The guidelines were just …
  • New health care model predicts opioid abuse and overdose 01 Dec 2020 13:30 Bizjournals
  • North-East region breeding ground for drug abuse – NEDC 30 Nov 2020 15:41 The Citizen (Nigeria) The Managing Director of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, has stated that the adverse effects caused by the insurgency in the North-east region on youths have made the region a breeding ground for crimes and drugs abuse …
  • Bill debated requiring monitoring for doctors prescribing opioids 30 Nov 2020 07:28 KUAM - Guam He says narcotics prescriptions are strictly controlled, adding, "These physicians have many, many years of training, they're really good people. And this will create more paperwork, more time, more appointments."
  • Thousands protest against drug abuse in Adamawa 30 Nov 2020 01:50 The Nation (Nigeria)   ABOUT 10,000 youths and women from five local governments in Adamawa State at the weekend marched on major streets of Mubi, the state’s commercial nerve centre, denouncing drug abuse. The people, who protested as ‘Mubi Emirate Youths’, gathered at the …

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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

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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