Working Together to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths
The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of prescription drug abuse fueled by unsafe prescribing practices, lack of addiction treatment options, and limited safe drug disposal options, among other important contributing factors.
Given that the causes of prescription drug abuse are multifactorial, the solution to this problem will need to be similarly comprehensive.
Safe Med LA is a broad, cross-sector coalition that is taking a coordinated and multi-pronged approach to comprehensively address prescription drug abuse and ensure the health, welfare, and safety of our communities.
Safe Med LA Coalition Updates
Safe Med LA Steering Committee Meeting
Thu, 5/25/17 from 1pm - 3pm
Location: SAPC Headquarters
Building A-9 East, Ground Floor
G-2 Conference Room
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803
Buprenorphine Waiver Training: "Treatment of Opioid Disorder Course" (See flyer)
Wed, 6/7/17 from 9am - 1:30pm (Breakfast provided)
Location: SCAN Health Plan
First Floor Training Rooms A, B, & C
3800 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90806
Registration Cost: $199 (Click here to sign-up)
California Pharmacist Opioid Safety Training
One-hour CME class for pharmacists on safe dispensing of opioid medications. Learn more about:
- The extent of the opioid epidemic
- How to identify red flags in handling opioid prescriptions
- Details about the CURES 2.0 registration requirements
- Regulations about furnishing naloxone, and more!