http://wkms.org/post/addiction-u-schools-form-research-consortium-opioid-epidemic Friday’s event will include a keynote address from Dr. Judith Feinberg, a professor of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry at West Virginia University who has been researching the opioid crisis. Her speech will be an… More
Valarie K. Blake is an associate professor of law at WVU focusing on health care law. She notes in The Harvard Law and Policy Review that insurance companies have reduced their exposure by failing to cover those who are addicted to opioids, and regulations have failed to force their hands.
“This is the first large-scale study of prescription drug use at the roadside. It gives us direction if we want to improve our knowledge of how to better prescribe and dispense prescription drugs,” said lead study author Robin Pollini, associate director of the West Virginia University School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center in Morgantown.
Robin A. Pollini, PhD MPH, along with Dr. Jane Maxwell from the University of Texas at Austin, will present “The Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned from the United States” to the US Embassy and Consulates in Canada. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A session.
Michael Brumage, executive director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and an assistant dean at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health, estimates that between 80 and 90 percent of his daily work is now devoted to some aspect of the opioid epidemic. He calls it the greatest public health threat of his lifetime.
The Cardinal Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy developed Generation Rx, which aims to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.
- Prevention Education for Youth: Grants will be available to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.
- Best Practices in Pain Medication Use: Grants will be available to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.
They will host two webinars (November 1 and 6, 2017), and encourage all interested applicants to join one of them.
Source: Generation Rx
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