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Create one-page summary sheets with basic information that can be easily provided upon request in an emergency or just be a handy reference. Basic information includes name, SSN, insurance info, PCP and other doctors seen, medications, and known allergies. Click on these links to print and use these templates.
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#1 Opioid deaths projected to reach 700,000 by 2025 in JAMA study A study titled “Prevention of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Projected Overdose Deaths in the United States” published on February 1, 2019 in JAMA Network presents a continued stark picture on the opioid crisis. The study set out to …Read More
We learned that in 2017, 192 people died each day on average from drug overdoses in the US including 130 from opioid overdoses. This was from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the finalized data for 2017 drug overdose deaths on November 28, 2018. It struck us recently …Read More
#1 Serious birth defect associated with Rx opioid use A CDC report on January 18, 2019 notes the increased number of babies being born with gastroschisis in recent years, a serious birth defect of the abdominal wall that results in some of the abdominal contents like the intestines extending outside …Read More
On January 4, 2019, the CDC published its report titled “Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2013–2017.” Here are the key takeaways. #1 Prescription opioid deaths stabilized from 2016 to 2017. Drug overdose deaths have steadily risen across the past five years from 44,000 to over 70,000 in …Read More
2018 saw the opioid epidemic in the US making weekly if not daily headlines. There was increased awareness and discussion of the issue. With acceptance that addiction is a disease as opposed to a personal failure, the stigma surrounding this issue continued to be removed. Treatment and prevention initiatives …Read More
#1 FDA advisory panel votes to co-prescribe Naloxone with opioids An FDA advisory panel concluded a two-day discussion on December 18, 2018 by voting 12-11 in favor of labeling changes recommending co-prescribing the overdose antidote for opioids for high risk patients. The incremental healthcare costs associated with implementing …Read More