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Preventing Prescription Opioid Diversion Webinar

The ADA and Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) recently sponsored a webinar led by Drs. Cathy Carlson and Aaron Gilson. This webinar discussed Federal policies which included hydrocodone rescheduling and the White House strategy to reduce prescription medication abuse. In addition, relevant state policies were discussed that included implementation of the ADA guidelines, medication disposal, and an introduction to prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

The webinar covered these three major topics:

  1. Awareness of Federal policies and the White House strategy to reduce prescription medical abuse.
  2. Knowledge of ADA guidelines related to prescription medication abuse.
  3. Knowledge of the importance of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs)

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