quote of the week
quote of the week
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Guidelines for the Safe Use of Prescription Opioids The following resources provide guidelines for the safe use of prescription opioids. Use of Opioids for the Treatment of Chronic Pain The American Academy of Pain Medicine, 2013 Model Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain Federation of State Medical Boards Naloxone project in Tulsa County  Tulsa is the first city in Oklahoma to get a program arming first responders with an antidote to opioids, called naloxone (Narcan®). Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, is non-addicting, and safe to use by first responders to someone suspected of an opioid overdose. Nationwide, over 20,000 persons have been saved from drug overdose with naloxone. At least 375 Tulsa police, county sheriff's officers and other first responders will receive training in the upcoming months. In addition, state law was amended last year to allow family members and caregivers of people at risk of overdosing to get a prescription of naloxone from a physician. The person with the addiction does not need to be seen by the doctor to get the prescription. It's a simple drug to administer, by injecting it into a muscle or squirting it up the nose. The Tulsa program is using the nasal mist. For more information see the following link: http://takeasprescribed.org/overdose-prevention-naloxone/  
GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF OPIOIDS DRUG ABUSE IN PREGNANCY DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT RESOURCES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND THE LAW CAPSAT CONTACT INFORMATION “NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 18 through September 24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that raise awareness about the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.” White House Press Release, 16 September 2016