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Opioids: Current Status of the Crisis, Response, and Future Direction [Webinar]

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View this on-demand webinar, led by Dr. Scott Winiecki of the Food and Drug Administration, to learn more about the current state of the opioid crisis and steps being taken to address it. Dr. Winiecki discusses the role of the FDA and state prescription drug monitoring programs, recent publications on appropriate prescribing as related to dentistry and safe disposal of unused medication.

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Scott K. Winiecki, MD

Dr. Scott Winiecki received his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After 12 years in private pediatric practice, he joined FDA in 2011. In 2012, he received the FDA’s "Outstanding New Reviewer" Award for his work on thromboembolism following immune globulin products. In 2014, he received a Public Health Achievement Award for leading the first project at FDA to use Sentinel electronic data combined with medical record review to rapidly refine a safety concern. In September, 2016, he joined the Safe Use Initiative at FDA, continuing his work in promoting patient safety and reducing preventable harm.