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Opioid Epidemic in the United States
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Opioid Overdose Crisis
Gives a historical perspective, and what is being done now to prevent and treat opioid misuse.
Opioid Epidemic Resource Center
From Elsevier; features animations, infographics, expert perspectives, clinical guidance, research, news and media, and more. NOTE: "Access to research" links may not lead to full text of articles; if not: copy the article title and paste it into the search box at MedSearch
Opioid Epidemic Resources
Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore created a clearinghouse of excellent news and support sources.
Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
AHRQ's statistics about opioid-related hospital care, including hospitalization trends between 2009-14 and hospitalizations in 2014 broken down by patient age, sex, geographic area and income.
Health Care Provider Resources
MATx: Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Learn about medications, treatment guidelines, ICD-10 coding, and CME/CE opportunities as well as easily locate buprenorphine practitioners, opioid treatment programs, and additional behavioral health treatment services and facilities.
CDC Opioid Guideline Mobile App
Includes a Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) calculator, summaries of key recommendations and a link to the full Guideline, and an interactive motivational interviewing feature.
From the Harvard Medicine Global Academy (8 CME credits)
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
This simulation demonstrates best practices in safe opioid use and prevent adverse drug events. You can play as four individuals, make decisions for them, and see how those decisions play out (1 CME credit).