The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis and Solutions

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About the Course:

This course provides a broad review of the opioid epidemic by outlining the scope and origins of the epidemic and addressing potential solutions and approaches to solve and, ultimately, eradicate the epidemic. Some proposed immediate solutions incorporate the use of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations, medication-assisted therapies, and naloxone distribution to treat opioid overdose. Also reviewed are longer-term innovative approaches which incorporate longer-term strategic solutions, and policy integration.

Publication Date:

Annual Reviews 2018

Author

Phil Skolnick

About the Author:

Works for Opiant Pharmaceuticals

Recommended For:

Pain clinics, pain management, primary care practices and substance abuse providers. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the scope of and origins of the opioid epidemic.

  2. Identify immediate solutions and longer term innovative approaches.

  3. Apply longer term strategic solutions and policies.

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Course Number: 102370
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online
Rating: 
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Popularity: 46 members have taken this course

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