Tag: overdose

Prescription drug monitoring programs operational characteristics and fatal heroin poisoning

International Journal of Drug Policy Volume 74, December 2019, Pages 174-180 Author links open overlay panelSilvia S.MartinsaMagdalenaCerdádShow morehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.10.001Get rights and content Abstract Background Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), by reducing access to prescribed opioids (POs), may contribute to a policy environment in which some people with opioid dependence are at increased risk for transitioning from POs…

Is The DEA Branching Out Into Regulating Medicine?

Dr. Jeffrey Singer Reprinted with permission of the author and the Cato Institute. Dr. Jeffrey Singer’s original essay can be found here. The Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain,…

Opioid Summaries by State

Revised May 2019 2017 Opioid-Involved Overdose Death Rates (per 100,000 people) State Opioid Involved Overdose Deaths Rates and Prescribing Levels. * TO SEE TABLE BY STATE OF “OPIOID INVOLVED OVERDOSE DEATHS/100,000 PERSONS, 2017” COMPARED TO “OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS/100 PERSONS” GO TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state#.XVkoopeSSYE.facebook Opioid overdose deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44,…

Here We Go Again, 2/4/15

Here we are again, another Dr. Stevens Pain Management, Intrathecal Pain Management Pump refill and another hour or so of me being a “Nervous Norman.” It has been almost 1-1/2 years since the doctor performed an accidental fentanyl overdose on me. Since then just heading to their office puts my nerves on overload. About an…