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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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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
The National Center for Health Statistics at CDC released the final data for 2017 drug overdose death rates. 192 people died each day on average in 2017 from an overdose including 130 from opioids. Here are 6 takeaways. #1 Drug overdose deaths have increased 60% in the past five years …Read More
#1 UBC creates professorship for medical marijuana studies, will advance needed clinical trials for opioid use disorder Dr. M-J Milloy, a recognized leader in the field of epidemiology has been appointed as the first Canopy Growth professor of cannabis science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The position is …Read More
#1 Many pharmacies failing to dispense Naloxone kits Two new studies find that pharmacies are failing to provide naloxone kits to customers without a doctor’s prescription. Naloxone or Narcan the brand name for the nasal spray version is the lifesaving opioid antidote for overdose reversals. The first study in California …Read More