Opioid Epidemic

International Overdose Awareness Day | August 31

2019-08-07T14:31:05-05:00August 21st, 2019|Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Public/Community Health, Substance Abuse|

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. [...]

Take Back Day 2019, April 27, 2019

2019-05-08T14:31:26-05:00April 24th, 2019|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmaceutical TakeBack|

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills [...]

California Pharmacists Opioid Safety Training

2017-02-13T23:07:49-06:00February 13th, 2017|Naloxone, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacist Training, Pharmacists|

California Pharmacists Opioid Safety Training The Last Line of Defense in the Healthcare Team More than 2,000 people in California die every year from overdoses related to opioids. Pharmacists are literally the last line of defense in the healthcare team. Register below for this one-hour CME class for pharmacists on safe dispensing of opioid medications. [...]

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