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Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the second highest drug overdose death rate in the US in 2013.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
Kentucky Department for Public Health - (Released October 2015)

Health care providers encounter patients seeking prescription or illicit drugs in all work settings and routinely provide 24-hour care to patients in hospital. They are in frequent contact with patients seeking health care who use illicit drugs and face complex clinical and personal situations that require a high level of clinical competence, expertise, and skill. Practitioners are concerned about prescribing opioids because of the problems with addiction and regulatory oversight.

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Tips for Prescribing/Dispensing Controlled Substances Within the Law

Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the second highest drug overdose death rate in the U.S. in 2013.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center - Faculty

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  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • Other: 0.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Apr 6, 2023
  • Cost: Free
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Reducing Stigma: The Past, Present and Future of Recovery

Drug overdose is a huge problem facing the health care system in Kentucky. Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the second highest drug overdose death rate in the U.S. in 2013.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center - Faculty

Activity Details

  • CreditAmounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Apr 7, 2023
  • Cost: Free
Learn More