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MMA tackles prescription opioid abuse

Late in 2012, the MMA formed a physician-only task force to study the issue of prescription opioid addiction, abuse and diversion in Minnesota. Based on four objectives, the 19-member group will meet throughout 2013 then publish its key insights and recommendations. Below, we’ve included a number of links to resources, websites, webinars and news articles on the topic.

Resources for Physicians
Heroin and Prescription Painkillers: A Toolkit for Community Action - Hazelden
  Special Report from the MMA: The Prescription Opioid Dilemma
  Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
  AMA Educational Webinars
  AMA Pain Management CME Series
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (BMP)
  U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  ICSI Guidelines and Protocol
    Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain
    Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol
     
Proper and Safe Disposal of Prescription Opioids
  Safe Disposal of Medicines
  Medication Disposal: Questions and Answers
  U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – National Take-Back Initiative
  Rethink Recycling - Medicine & Prescription Drugs (Twin Cities Info)
Check your local county’s website for drug disposal information.
     
Task Force Objectives and Members
  Additional resources:
    Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy
    Office of National Drug Control Policy - Prescription Drug Abuse
     
Task Force Objectives and Members
Task Force Meeting Minutes
Prescription Opioids in the News


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