Fact Sheet: Declared States of Emergency - Opioid Crisis

High rates of morbidity and mortality among Americans related to opioid use constitute a public health epidemic, leading multiple jurisdictions to declare formal states of emergency or public health emergency. Declaring a state of emergency grants states and localities additional resources to address the epidemic immediately. The Fact Sheet, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released July 20, 2017, provides a brief summary of the emergency declarations in six states.

May 24, 2017

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Naloxone Access and Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

This resource, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released on June 8, 2017, summarizes state naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws.

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June 08, 2017

Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #1: Rapid surveillance of overdose morbidity - Developing case definitions, building queries, and analyzing results

This is the first installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July, 2017. Click here for Part 2 of the Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series and here for Part 3.

 

June 15, 2017

Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series #2: Challenges and Implications of Postmarketing Surveillance of Prescription Opioids

This is the second installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July, 2017. Click here for Part 1 of the Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series and here for Part 3.

 

June 29, 2017

A Second Chance: Overdose Prevention, Naloxone, and Human Rights in the United States

This report, published April 2017 from Human Rights Watch, explores measures required for an effective program to prevent opioid overdose deaths and current legal, policy and other challenges to be addressed.

January 02, 2018

Outbreak Report: Opioid-Related Overdose - Huntington, West Virginia, August 2016

This report, published January 27, 2017 by the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services with the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, is an outbreak report developed in response to an opioid-related overdose incident that occured in Huntington, West Virginia on August 15, 2016.

May 24, 2017

Overdose Surveillance Committee (ODSC)

The mission of Overdose Surveillance Committee (ODSC) group is to organize and connect community members who are interested in overdose surveillance to discuss various issues concerning to this topic.

To learn more about the committee and participate in its activities, join the bimonthly calls scheduled for the first Friday every two months, from 1 - 2 pm ET. Look at the group calendar to find the next call!

 

November 30, 2018

Prescription Opioid Abuse: Gleaning insights from hospital and vital records data

There is a resurgence in the need to evaluate the economic burden of prescription drug hospitalizations in the United States. We used the Wisconsin 2014 Hospital Discharge data to examine opioid related hospitalization incidence and costs. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is frequently being used for as an intraoperative agent in anesthesia, and post-operative recovery in hospitals. According to a 2013 study, synthetic Fentanyl is 40 times more potent than heroin and other prescription opioids; the strength of Fentanyl leads to substantial hospitalizations risks.

March 14, 2017

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