While prescription opioids serve an invaluable role for the treatment of cancer pain and pain at the end of life, their overuse for acute and chronic non-cancer pain as well as the increasing availability of heroin and illicit fentanyl, have contributed to the highest rates of overdose and opioid addiction in U.S. history. Evidence-informed solutions are urgently needed to address these issues and to promote high-quality care for those with pain. This course and the report it is based on are a response to that need. They offer timely information and a path forward for all who are committed to addressing injuries and deaths associated with opioids in the United States.
Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to ImpactJohns Hopkins University
About this Course
What you will learn
Identify data sources for information about the opioid epidemic in the United States and explain general trends in opioid overdose deaths.
Identify ways that prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) can be used to reduce the supply of prescription opioids
Explain why pharmacy benefit managers are relevant to opioid epidemic
Explain the role of prescribing guidelines, safe storage, treatment, reducing stigma, and product design in opioid epidemic
Skills you will gain
- Health Policy
- Public Health
- Harm Reduction
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction and Data
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)
Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Engaging Patients and the General Public
Treating Opioid Use Disorders
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TOP REVIEWS FROM OPIOID EPIDEMIC: FROM EVIDENCE TO IMPACT
Excellent course with really key figures presenting the research and collaborative work in this evolving epidemic ty to all
This course is an excellent resource for people interested in pursuing a career in public health or working with people in many disciplines.
Good, informative course that taught me a lot on the opioid epidemic and the ways to help combat this overbearing issue.
This course was very helpful in understanding the extent of the problem and the kind of solutions that can be there. It will help me to look at the issue in a different light.
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