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Prescription Opioid Overdose and the Public Health Response
December 12, 2012
 

Prescription Opioid Overdose and the Public Health Response

Objectives:
   • Explain trends in unintentional overdoses and deaths attributable to prescription opioids
   • Describe demographic and other risk factors associated with an increased risk in unintentional
     overdoses from opioids  
   • Review general public policy and clinical practice strategies recommended to promote
     responsible opioid prescribing

This webinar features speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  They will provide an overview of the epidemiology of prescription drug overdoses and deaths, summarize potential markers for risk of opioid analgesic overdoses and an overview of CDC's pubic health response. 

Faculty
Len Paulozzi, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Christopher M Jones, PharmD, MPH, Prescription Drug Overdose Team Leader, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest.

The duration of this webinar is 60 minutes

 

 

 


 
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