opioid overdose

Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Top risk factors for opioid use disorder, overdoseIn 2014, nearly 2 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for a past-year prescription opioid use disorder, and at least 14,000 people died from a prescription opioid overdose. Read about the top drivers and risk factors.
Opioids: A pediatric epidemicOpioid use is now a significant problem for the pediatrician and the families served in pediatric practices. Whereas patients with a prior history of drug use, misuse, or suspicions of drug misuse have long been studied, monitored, screened, and treated for adverse outcomes, opioid-naïve patients with legitimate medical reasons for opioid prescriptions may represent a greater risk for opioid complications.
Quit stigmatizing naloxoneEpinephrine saves lives. So does naloxone. Why are they regarded differently?
Pharmacists should get training in naloxone use nowPharmacists are the most accessible healthcare resource. Once trained in naloxone use, we can train our patients in all aspects of opioid use. This will make a difference.
Solutions to the ongoing opioid epidemic take shape"Naloxone should be the fire extinguisher in the home of everyone who is at risk."
Combating the growing opioid epidemic with the “rescue shot”The movement to get naloxone into the hands of first responders, drug users, and their family members has found increasing support in state legislatures.
Part II: Law: Educating and empowering patients and caregivers: The pharmacist’s role in reducing the risk of opioid overdose
Part II: Law: Educating and empowering patients and caregivers: The pharmacist’s role in reducing the risk of opioid overdoseThe goal of this program is to provide knowledge and awareness of the safety, efficacy, and legal status of the opioid overdose antagonist naloxone as part of a comprehensive opioid overdose education for patients and caregivers.
Part1: Recognition and referral to enhance recovery: The pharmacist’s role in managing opioid use disorder
Part1: Recognition and referral to enhance recovery: The pharmacist’s role in managing opioid use disorderThe goal of this program is to enhance knowledge and awareness of opioid use disorder in order to identify and effectively manage patients at risk of overdose.
Balancing opioid benefits, dangersOpioids are powerful clinical tools that effectively treat pain and have a place in therapy, but it can be difficult to manage the dangers. Here's a look at some of the abuse-deterrent drugs on the horizon.