Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Unexpected Patterns in 2014 Drug Overdose Data

The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new peak in 2014 – the equivalent of about 125 Americans every day – according to new county-level estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription opioids and heroin, death rates have reached a new


Bob Twillman Testifies at Senate Hearing for Prescription Drug Abuse

The Academy’s Executive Director Bob Twillman testified at a special Senate Select Committee on Aging hearing held by Senator Claire McCaskill Tuesday in Jefferson City to address the opioid epidemic and the importance of establishing a prescription drug monitoring database in Missouri — the only state in the U.S. without one. He said, “We certainly


Survey Finds Doctors Prescribed Opioids to Patients, Even After Abuse

The Academy’s Director at Large W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh was recently interviewed on NJTV News about how prescription monitoring services don’t include information about overdose. He said, “Around the country we’ve all been working towards an electronic health record, but the trouble with those records is that they often don’t interface or talk well

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