Tag Archives: Opioids

Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians

In a recently released audit, Secretary of State Bev Clarno concluded that Oregon veterinarians have not shown due diligence in monitoring their prescription drugs, including opioids.    623 veterinary practices were surveyed, and according to the data, “23 percent of respondents have seen an increase in the number of customers exhibiting doctor shopping behaviors in the last […]
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Oregon launches initiative to help equip workplaces with overdose drug

The Oregon Health Authority on Monday announced the launch of Reverse Overdose Oregon, which connects employers to training and tools to recognize when someone is overdosing on opioids and to administer naloxone, an overdose reversal medication. “Most workplaces are already equipped with fire extinguishers and AEDs,” said OHA Chief Medical Director Dr. Dana Hargunani. “We hope this pilot project will inspire […]
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Oregon encourages businesses to train their employees how to use OD antidote

The state announced a new effort Monday to get more overdose antidote medication into Oregon workplaces. An opioid overdose can happen to anyone, whether it’s a co-worker or a customer, according to the Oregon Health Authority. “We know that many opioid overdoses happen in public spaces and at workplaces, and employers have a powerful role […]
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State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug security

Background checks and more stringent inspections and participation in drug monitoring program should be implemented, auditors found. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board hasn’t properly inspected facilities across the state for compliance with Drug Enforcement Agency regulation and or done required background checks on licensees, a state audit found. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State […]
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Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds

State auditors slammed Oregon’s veterinary profession on Thursday for not doing enough to prevent drugs intended for animals from getting into the hands of addicts or drug dealers. Source: Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds – oregonlive.com

Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening

A new audit by the Oregon secretary of state has found the system for monitoring controlled substances in veterinarian offices needs strengthening. Source: Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening . News | OPB

Oregon audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians

A new audit concludes that Oregon veterinarians’ opioid prescribing must be more closely monitored to reduce the risk of pill diversion and protect both animals and public health. Source: Oregon audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians – Portland Business Journal

Multnomah County to fight pain pill abuse in jail system

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance sends county $1.2 million for counseling services, peer mentor programs, housing. Federal dollars will help prisoners recover from opioid addiction, Multnomah County leaders announced. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded the county $1.2 million over three years — with the funds earmarked for corrections counselors and peer mentors […]
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Healthcare Comparison Study | Opioid Addiction | Ambient Sounds – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Health and Science University has just released a new study comparing the medical care access of patients with private health insurance and access for similar care for Medicaid recipients. John McConnell tells us about the significant differences — and similarities — between the two groups, and why it matters. Opioid overdoses are a leading cause […]
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Oregon Health Authority Completes Tapering Guidelines for Opioid Patients

Approving new guidelines, the final meeting of Oregon’s Opioid Taper Guidelines Task Force took place on Friday October 25. Consisting of 26 experts from across the state, the task force has been meeting monthly since March to develop a set of tapering guidelines for use by medical professionals and patients alike. Source: Oregon Health Authority […]
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