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Online CE - The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

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Overview / Abstract:

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Abuse and Diversion of Opioids and Other Illicit Drugs

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

Describe the extent of diversion occurring in the United States;
List the most commonly diverted substances;
Categorize the impact, especially the increase in overdose deaths associated with opioids, of diversion on society and on abusers;
Compare and contrast the evidence for and against the medical use of all substances discussed;
Distinguish the abuse & addiction potential of all substances discussed;
List the most common adverse effects associated with the diverted substances;
List the sources of diversion;
Discuss the reasons for the increase in use of diverted substances especially in young people.


Dec 06, 2022


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Edward Fisher R.Ph., Ph.D.

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