Prescription Drug Overdose Forum for Public Health Professionals

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Prescription Drug Overdose Forum for Public Health Professionals

Drug overdose rates have increased steadily in the U.S. since the mid-1990s, with much of the increase due to overdoses of prescription drugs, especially opioid analgesics.

 

This forum allows state, local, and tribal agencies to share best practices, 'lessons learned,' publications, reports, and tools in the arena of prescription drug overdose surveillance and prevention.


The resources included here are not exhaustive. They are chosen because of their importance.  They will be updated continuously as new material becomes available.  State and local public health professionals might add resources by

posting them below under Community Discussions and Documents.

Information on this site does not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or other state or local public health agencies.

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NDCs not in MMEs? 1 Reply

In Colorado, we were able to successfully link the CDC MME dataset to data from the PDMP. We have a list of 18 unique National Drug Codes of the class Opioid and Benzo that do not link with the new…Continue

Started by Barbara Gabella. Last reply by Michele Bohm Jun 26.

WISQARS Update: Drug Poisoning and Non-drug Poisoning Death Counts and Rates Now Available

WISQARS Update:  Drug Poisoning and Non-drug Poisoning Death Counts and Rates Now AvailableThe Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (…Continue

Started by Terica Scott Dec 13, 2013.

State PDO Plans Developed as part of NGA Effort

Excited to be a part of this group and to share resources across states.I wanted to share the final CO Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse developed as an inter-agency and multidisciplinary…Continue

Started by Ali Maffey Oct 24, 2013.

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Comment by Rose Anne Rudd on June 26, 2015 at 2:21pm

PDO Forum colleagues,
The latest MME conversion files from CDC have been posted. They are found to the right under the "Tools developed by the CDC" link.

Note that NEW to the drug lists included in the files are the sedative-hypnotic zolpidem, as well as some stimulants. Two new variables are also included: one that contains the controlled substance schedule ("DEAClassCode"); and one that contains the major opioid/benzodiazepine/stimulant drug category ("Drug").

The point of contact for the files is Michele Bohm, Health Scientist, CDC:

Mbohm@cdc.gov
tele: (770) 488-3928

-Rose

Comment by Rose Anne Rudd on September 24, 2014 at 9:58am

PDO Forum colleagues,

I have posted new MME conversion files to the "Tools developed by the CDC" page. The previous version of the files (May 2014) contained errors in the NDCs for six formulations of Zohydro; these new files correct that error. I have also attached an Excel file that highlights the incorrect and correct NDCs.

 

Please note I have now pulled down all previous versions of the MME conversion files. If by chance you need those, please let me know and we can deliver them by email to you.

 

-Rose  

Comment by Rose Anne Rudd on May 19, 2014 at 10:45am

PDO Forum colleagues,

I have added file updates to the "Tools developed by the CDC" page to the right. They are: the "Excel file of opioid analgesics, benzodiazepines, and muscle relaxants with morphine equivalent conversion factors for the opioids"; an equivalent SAS dataset of the Excel file; and SAS code to use with a PDMP dataset and the SAS dataset.

 

The point of contact for these files is Michele Bohm, Health Scientist, CDC:

Mbohm@cdc.gov

tele: (770) 488-3928

 

For those of you new to the forum, I highly recommend perusing the "Pages" of the forum--a lot of information, references, and tools can be found there.

 

-Rose

Comment by Len Paulozzi on November 4, 2013 at 9:51am

I have added 3 new products from the CDC to the "Tools developed by the CDC" page to the right.  They are step-by-step guides for beginners to accessing and using the DAWN reports, the HCUP query screens, and the NSDUH reports.

Len

Comment by Len Paulozzi on October 31, 2013 at 10:27am

I have added a page to the right for State PDO Plans.  Thanks for the suggestion for this topic, Barbari and Ali from Colorado.

Len

Comment by Len Paulozzi on September 12, 2013 at 11:49am

Welcome to the PDO Forum.  Let us know what you think and how we can improve it.

Note that we now have a June, 2013 version of the NDC files with morphine equivalent conversion factors for the opioids on the Tools page.

---Len

Comment by Terica Scott on September 9, 2013 at 12:32pm

Welcome to the Prescription Drug Overdose Forum for Public Health Professionals on phConnect.org!  Thank you for joining.

 
 
 

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