Following up after our April 4, 2017 presentation:

“From Rx to Heroin:
Know the risks as health care providers, and as health care consumers.”

We were pleased to partner for the second time with Jefferson University’s College of Pharmacy to provide information and insight about prescription drug misuse and addiction, and the potential path to heroin. Participants included pharmacy students at Jefferson, Temple University, and the University of the Sciences, as well as other health care professionals and concerned community members.

Our Panelists

Dr. Roshni S. Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Roshni S. Patel, PharmD, BCPSAssociate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Dr. George E. Downs, PharmD
Dr. George E. Downs, PharmDDean Emeritus, Pharmacy Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Gary Tennis, Esq.
Gary Tennis, Esq.Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP)
Jessica Knowles, ICDAC
Jessica Knowles, ICDACNational Director of Clinical Outreach, Humble Beginnings Recovery Centers
R.J. LaCoursiere
R.J. LaCoursierePharmD Candidate, Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Danielle Vallandingham
Danielle VallandinghamPharmD Candidate, Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Michael Lenczynski
Michael LenczynskiPharmacist

Our Presenters

Kaitlin Sassa
Kaitlin SassaASP Generation Rx Committee Chair, PharmD Candidate, Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Kim Rubenstein, CRS
Kim Rubenstein, CRSExecutive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Below you will find resources relating to our topic of prescription drug use, misuse, addiction – and the potential path to heroin.

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SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education


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Pharmacists: On the Front Lines

Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse and Overdose


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The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health:  Facing Addiction in America


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The Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis


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The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain


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Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


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Information for State Prescribers on the Controlled Substances Database

Pennsylvania Medical Society


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Prescriber attitudes and behavior related to prescription opioid pain medication. (National Safety Council)


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Federal Register Notice: Proposed 2016 Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain


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DEA Allows the Return of Unused Medications to Pharmacies


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Guidelines Aim to Help Physicians with Pain Treatment in the ER


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Temple Study:  Guidelines help ER docs limit pain meds.


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Generation Rx

Safe medication practices for life.


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Addiction in Pharmacy – The Untold Truth

Courtney A. Hulbert, LCSW

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Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic


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Understanding Drug Use and Addiction


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The 5th Vital Sign & America’s Painkiller Epidemic


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Stop Opiate Abuse Campaign


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Overdose Death Rates (summarized on Powerpoint)


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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse


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Unintended Consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin.

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Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic


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The Heroin Epidemic in 9 Graphs


Heroin use has skyrocketed in the U.S., and it’s hitting young adults the hardest.


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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse


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Why Heroin Has Made a Comeback in America

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Drugs, Brains, & Behavior: The Science of Addiction


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The Medicine Abuse Project


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NIDA’s Dr. Nora Volkow Explains the Science of Addiction


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Preventing and Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse


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Get Help Now | RxDrop Locator


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Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

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Learn more about SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)


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SBIRT Training

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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


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Find a Vivitrol Treatment Provider


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Find a Buprenorphine Treatment Physician

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Support is available for:


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Find professional resources and outpatient programs.


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Learn about Drug Treatment Court programs in Pennsylvania.


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“Standing in the Storm” Series of Manuals for Parents


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Get connected to YPR (Young People in Recovery)


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SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)


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Refuge Recovery

A Buddhist path to recovering from addiction.

911

In case of emergency, call 911.


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Injury Prevention & Control: Prescription Drug Overdose

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Recognizing Opioid Overdose


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What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law


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More details about the Good Samaritan and related acts.


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Opioid/Heroin Reversal (Naloxone)

Pennsylvania Department of Drugs and Alcohol Programs


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Find Pennsylvania Retailers that Carry Naloxone

inthenews

Read news stories related to prescription drug misuse and heroin addiction.
If you would like to suggest other stories, send an email to info@conversation.zone

Americans Consume Vast Majority of the World’s Opioids
By Dina Gusovsky, CNBC; April 27, 2017

Latest ‘Business Pulse’ from CDC Foundation Puts Opioid Overdoses in the Spotlight
National Safety Council; March 28, 2017

Opioid Addiction is a Problem for Athletes, and Pennsylvania Has a Plan
By Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; March 16, 2017

Integrating & Expanding Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data: Lessons from Nine States
Centers for Disease Control; February 2017

Preventing Opioid Misuse: Legislative Trends and Predictions
The National Conference on State Legislators Blog; January 31, 2017

New Jersey Just Passed One of the Most Aggressive Laws to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
By Sarah Frostenson, VOX; February 15, 2017

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