In this November 2019 webinar, we heard from national leaders on the issue of prescription drug abuse and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic through effective removal and disposal of unused and unwanted prescription opioids from the home. With novel technologies and interventions available to supplement National Drug Takeback Days and in-pharmacy kiosks, at-home drug disposal and deactivation has proven to be effective to spur removal of unused and unwanted drugs from the home and reduce the possibility for misuse, abuse and diversion.
The presenters were Chad Brummett, M.D., Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia Clinical Research at the University of Michigan Medical School, and member of the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN); Jennifer Cooper, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Center for Surgical Outcomes Research & Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, The Ohio State University; and General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Click below to view the recording of the webinar and additional resources, including a downloadable copy of the slide presentation used during the webinar.
View the agenda for the webinar.