ADA Webinar: “The Opioid Crisis: Status, Response, and Future Direction.”
On Thursday, July 19, the American Dental Association will host a webinar focusing on the current state of the opioid crisis, including deaths from prescription and illicit opioids, prescribing trends, and steps being taken to address the crisis.
The role of the FDA and state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs will be discussed and recent publications on appropriate prescribing as related to dentistry will be reviewed. Future actions, as recommended by several expert panels, will also be presented. Finally, the webinar will cover safe disposal of unused medication, in order to decrease the risk of diversion and abuse.
Register for the webinar and learn more about prescription opioid abuse at ada.org/opioids.