Archived Webinar

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

Webinar 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.