The Center for Opioid Research and Education is a consortium of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patients who together created procedure specific opioid prescribing guidelines. In 2017, the consortium published guidelines offering consensus recommendations for the range of appropriate opioid prescribing following 20 common surgical procedures, and in 2018 published guidelines for 14 common dental procedures.
A 2011 report about how Kentucky’s drug courts access and use data from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) from the PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.
Arizona piloted a multi-faceted initiative intended to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse in 4 counties between July of 2012 and December 2013. This evaluation of the pilot from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission found that the pilot delivered results including reduced
Health care providers often request guidance on how to have conversations with patients about opioids, pain treatment, addiction and other topics that may be challenging. In this collection, we have gathered materials that provide support to providers as they have these difficult conversations.
Part of Arizona’s Rethink Rx Abuse public health information campaign, these materials are intended to help communities improve patient assessment and referral to substance use disorder treatment. Includes information about medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), fact sheets on identifying opioid use disorder (OUD) or people at risk for developing OUD, and a guide to finding behavioral health treatment services.
Part of Arizona’s Rethink Rx Abuse public health information campaign, these materials are intended to help communities implement a program increase public awareness and patient education about prescription drug misuse and abuse. Includes posters aimed at youth, a guide for stigma reduction, and a guide to using medicine safely.
Part of Arizona’s Rethink Rx Abuse public health information campaign, these materials are intended to help communities implement a program to promote responsible prescribing and dispensing policies and practices.
Part of Arizona’s Rethink Rx Abuse public health information campaign, these materials are intended to help communities implement a program to reduce illicit acquisition and diversion of prescription drugs.
The Arizona legislature adopted a law requiring health care providers to use electronic prescribing for all Schedule II controlled substances by January 1, 2020. Their implementation resources are included in the CLOUD and links to the project website and implementation documents are available below.
This website from the University of Massachusetts’s Division of Medical Toxicology contains several training videos on opioid safety for hospital providers. The 5 instructional videos are intended to educate providers on common pitfalls and evidence-based strategies for safe administration of opioids in the inpatient, hospital setting.