The abuse and diversion of prescription opioids is a serious public health problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription opioids caused more than 14,000 opioid deaths in the United States in 2014.
To help combat the opioid epidemic, the American Dental Association (ADA) will hold a webinar covering the legal and ethical issues on prescribing opioids on June 7th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central time. According to the ADA, the webinar will “discuss the history of pain management and dentistry’s responsibility in combating the prescription drug epidemic”, as well as “provide an overview on the basics of choosing proper analgesics as well as background on addiction and substance abuse problems so that dentists are better prepared to manage and counsel high-risk patients”.
To register for the webinar, click here.
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