In 2015, over 20,000 Americans died of an overdose related to prescription pain relievers; approximately 1 person every 26 minutes. A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights the correlation between emergency department prescribing practices and long-term prescription pain reliever use in Medicare patients. The research team from the Harvard T. […]
In collaboration with colleagues at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Dr. Czarina Behrends will assess naloxone distribution patterns, outcomes and required resources in New York City. She will use these data to develop a model for optimal allocation of those resources in order to prevent overdoses. Her project will use geospatial […]
On Wednesday, Arpil 27, 2017, Dr. C. Hendricks Brown, Director of the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM) for Drug Abuse and HIV at Northwestern University, presented “Building the next stage of implementation science to support HIV prevention” as part of the Columbia HIV Center Rounds.
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will soon provide $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat the opioid crisis. The funding, which is the first of two rounds provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act, will be provided through State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants […]
Evidence supports mandating registration To address the crisis of opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose, every state but Missouri has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) that collects data from retail pharmacies on all dispensed controlled substances. PDMPs can help prescribers identify patients who might misuse or divert controlled substances, as well as patients who […]