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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Naloxone Distribution

In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic offer strategies for supporting public health and safety.

In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic will offer strategies for supporting public health and safety.

February 11, 2015

Public health, health care, pharmacy, law enforcement, and policy makers are among the key stakeholders working with communities to address opioid overdoses. In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from the front lines of this epidemic will offer collaborative solutions and evidence-based interventions for supporting public health and safety.

The presentation begins with a brief background of opioid use and a review of the options for overdose education regarding the medication naloxone. Other presenters will discuss the challenges in dispensing naloxone through a needle exchange program at a local health department, and the state rules governing collaborative drug therapy agreements, which enable pharmacists to prescribe and dispense medications. 

 Register today to learn local strategies for addressing this national health crisis.

Naloxone Distribution for Opioid Overdose Prevention

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

  • Local, state, and tribal public health professionals
  • Prevention specialists
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Public health policymakers

Presenters

Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, Health Officer and Director, Clark County Public Health

Chris Humberson, RPh, Executive Director, Washington Pharmacy Commission

 

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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