Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Other Interventions to Combat Prescription Opioid Abuse

@inproceedings{Chakravarthy2012PrescriptionDM,
  title={Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Other Interventions to Combat Prescription Opioid Abuse},
  author={Bharath Chakravarthy and Shyam Babu Shah and Shahram Lotfipour},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012}
}
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published significant data and trends related to opioid prescription pain relievers (OPR). In 2008, 20,044 deaths were attributed to prescription drug overdose of which 14,800 (73.8%) were due to OPR, an amount greater than the number of overdose deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. The majority of… CONTINUE READING