Opioid Overprescription


Addiction to prescription opioids is an epidemic in the United States. PharmedOut has long been interested in the pharmaceutical industry's role in ths crisis.

PharmedOut's joint project with the DC Department of Health and GW offers industry-free CME modules at doh.dc.gov/dcrx. For more information on these modules, two of which address Opioids, can be found here.

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House and Executive Medical Director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribingspoke at PharmedOut's June 2015 conference, The Real Risks of Rx Drugs. His talk, "The Opioid Addiction Epidemic" is posted below.

The Opioid Epidemic

Transcript and Slides

The Opioid Addiction Epidemic


DCRx Modules

PharmedOut's joint project with the DC Department of Health, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has produced industry-free continuing education modules on best practices for opioid prescribing:

More information can be found here.