It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
"WAR, whats it good for? Absolutely nothin but growing more opium.. Hey..."
As you know, our nation is facing a growing opioid epidemic. With 78 people dying every day from this crisis, it's time that physicians take action. Here are three ways you can help:
1. Register for your state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program By registering for your state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), you can gain access to necessary patient information required to prescribe opioids safely. Recent studies have found that physician use of PDMPs can substantially reduce this epidemic. Learn more about PDMPs.
2. Expand access to naloxone in the community and through co-prescribing Co-prescribing Naloxone has saved tens of thousands of lives and can be an important tool in fighting back against the opioid abuse epidemic. See how residents in one state are using Naloxone to provide more informed care to their patients.
3.Enhance your education of effective, evidence-based prescribing