Wasted: Prescribing Solutions for Opioid Abuse: America's Prescription Drug Crisis

This presentation, delivered at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) annual meeting in Point Clear, Alabama, examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs (particularly opioids), the consequences of non-medical use, and the strategies currently available to combat such use. 

Major Topics Include

  • Defining non-medical prescription drug use
  • Current levels of illicit prescription drug use, initiation, treatment admissions, and death
  • Prescription practices & public perception
  • Doctor Shopping 
  • U.S. National Drug Control Strategy 
  • The Food and Drug Administration's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) 
  • Prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPS) 
  • Prescription drug takeback programs 

Download the Full PDF Presentation: "Wasted: Prescribing Solutions for Opioid Abuse-- America's Prescription Drug Crisis" 

Original Presentation: John Carnevale, Ph.D. National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Annual Meeting, Point Clear, AL; November 15, 2012.  

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