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Spotlight on Mississippi: Best Practices and Next Steps in the Opioid Epidemic

Source: American Medical Association et al.

This 2019 report provides an analysis of the state of Mississippi”s efforts to address the opioid crisis by providing a focused look at state efforts in 3 areas: substance use disorder treatment, pain management, and harm reduction. Part of a series looking at efforts in 4 states prepared by the American Medical

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Spotlight on Colorado: Best Practices and Next Steps in the Opioid Epidemic

Source: American Medical Association et al.

This 2019 report provides an analysis of the state of Colorado”s efforts to address the opioid crisis by providing a focused look at state efforts in 3 areas: substance use disorder treatment, pain management, and harm reduction. Part of a series looking at efforts in 4 states prepared by the American Medical

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Spotlight on Pennsylvania: Leading-Edge Practices and Next Steps in Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Source: American Medical Association et al.

This 2018 report provides an analysis of the state of Pennsylvania’s efforts to address the opioid crisis by providing a focused look at state efforts in 3 areas: substance use disorder treatment, pain management, and harm reduction. Part of a series looking at efforts in 4 states prepared by the American Medical

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A Systematic Review of Strategies to Improve Appropriate Use of Opioids and to Reduce Opioid Use Disorder and Deaths from Prescription Opioids

Source: Andrewa D. Furlan, et al.

This Canadian systematic review of peer-reviewed and grey literature identifies successful strategies to improve appropriate use of prescription opioids while reducing misuse, abuse, and diversion of medications. They identified 66 distinct strategies implemented in health systems, government or public health

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Patients & Caregivers

How to Safely Dispose of Leftover Prescription Medication

Source: National Safety Council

A one page guide for patients and caregivers on why unused prescription drugs should not be kept in the house and how to safely dispose of leftover medications including opioids.

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Practice Safety at Home with Opioid Painkillers

Source: National Safety Council

This one page document provides advice for patients and caregivers about safe storage and safe disposal of opioid medications and provides cautions on the risk of taking opioids with other medications and of sharing prescription medicines with friends and families.

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A National Safety Council Safe Community in Action

Source: National Safety Council

This 5 minute video from the National Safety Council describes the coordinated, collaborative response to opioid overdoses in Madison, Wisconsin. The video highlights how community collaboration created a multifaceted response to the overdose epidemic and briefly describes programs that local leaders could potentially adopt in their communities.

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U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

This advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General address the drug naloxone and how patients, caregivers, and providers can assure that naloxone is available and people know how to use it to prevent opioid overdoses.

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Naloxone Use in the Courthouse: A Judicial Bench Card

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides information about naloxone and how it is used to treat opioid overdoses and provides guidance for creating naloxone policies for courtrooms.

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