Posts Tagged opioid

Rural Resource Guide to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a resource guide of federal programs that can be used to build rural communities and address substance use disorders. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address

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News Release: NCHA Partners with DHHS on Innovation to Address the Opioid Crisis

$1.37 million grant will support pilots at six hospitals across the state Winston-Salem, NC – May 9, 2018 – Today the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced grant awards to six North Carolina hospitals

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ED Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose

NCHA is soliciting applications for The North Carolina Emergency Department Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose. Attached you will find both the request for application, application and budget template. All acute care hospitals with accredited emergency departments are eligible to apply. We

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ED Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose

NCHA is soliciting applications for The North Carolina Emergency Department Peer Support Program for Improving Response to Opioid Overdose. Attached you will find both the request for application, application and budget template. All acute care hospitals with accredited emergency departments are eligible to apply. We

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A guide to rational opioid prescribing for chronic pain

Mountain AHEC and The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse is offering an online course, “A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain,” designed for all prescribing healthcare practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain

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FDA issues educational blueprint for opioid risk mitigation strategy

The Food and Drug Administration have released a blueprint for educating healthcare providers that treat or monitor patients with pain under its forthcoming Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for companies that make opioid pain relievers. Accredited continuing education providers will use the blueprint to develop

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FTC issues consumer factsheet on safe opioid dependence treatments

The Federal Trade Commission has released a factsheet to help consumers find safe treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal. The agency has joined the Food and Drug Administration in announcing warning letters sent to marketers and distributors of 12 unapproved opioid cessation products. “People who are addicted

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March 2 Workshop: Combatting the Opioid Crisis in North Carolina

Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions. In North Carolina, unintentional drug overdose deaths have become the leading cause of death. Addiction to opioids is wreaking havoc on families and overtaxing emergency rooms and treatment facilities around the state. UNC Prime Care is

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NCHA partners with emergency physicians, pharmacists on opioid management guidelines

In 2016, North Carolina’s emergency departments treated more than 4,100 opioid overdoses, an average of 11 per day.  As part of its ongoing commitment to help address the behavioral health crisis in our state, NCHA convened front-line providers to develop new guidelines to

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