Resources and Links
Prescription Misuse Addressed throughout NYS
- New York City Department of Health Opioid Campaign - Press release announcing campaign to reduce excessive and recreational use of opioid pain relievers.
- Opioid Analgesic Action Kit - Opioid campaign resources to help health care providers prevent opioid analgesic misuse and overdose
- Sullivan County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force - The Task Force hopes to work on several fronts to bring about change: through crafting and implementing specialized educational interventions, best practices, screening tools and law and policy change.
Resources for Teens
- AboveTheInfluence.com - Every teen's life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. This site is designed to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences.
- NIDA for Teens - The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Resources For Prescribers
- Opioid Prescribing Resources for Emergency Departments - (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) - includes discharge prescribing guidelines, patient information handout and prescribing poster.
- Overdose Prevention for Healthcare Professionals - Downloadable one page fact sheet from OASAS.
- Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care (SAMHSA TAP 32) - For clinical practitioners (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who provide primary care in office settings and community health centers. The publication provides information that practitioners need when deciding whether to introduce drug testing in their practices and gives guidance on implementing drug testing.
- Buprenorphine, Methadone Equal for Chronic Pain in Addiction - New research shows that when it comes to safety, buprenorphine has the advantage. From Medscape Medical News.
- I-STOP/Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) - The New York State Department of Health's (NYS DOH) Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) maintains an online Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) registry. Effective August 27, 2013, most prescribers will be required to consult the PMP
registry when writing prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled
substances. Includes instructions on how to register for and use an account.
- Spring Newsletter 2013 includes articles on:
- New Schedule Classification for Hydrocodone-Containing Products
- Electronic Prescribing and Dispensing of Controlled Substances is now permissible in New York State Effective March 27, 2013 - Updated April 2013
- Name Edit - Submission of Prescription Information
- Submission of Prescription Information in ASAP 2007 Version 4.0, Version 4.1 or Version 4.2 Format
- Safeguarding Official New York State Prescription Forms
- Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and New York State Prescription Forms
- Prescription Monitoring Program
- Prescription Drug Reform Act Summary
- Brochure Prescription Monitoring Program Available Online
- Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act - DOH has updated the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), establishing and maintaining a system for collecting, monitoring and reporting data regarding prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.
- Spring Newsletter 2013 includes articles on:
- Guidance on Referral to a Pain or Addiction Specialist - OASAS Clinical Practice Guidance Number 2012.2: Guidance on Referral to a Pain or Addiction Specialist.
- Guidance on Urine Drug Testing - Clinical Practice Guidance Number 2012.3: Guidance on Urine Drug Testing
- SAMHSA Guidance Document Regarding State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other Staff in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) are encouraged to utilize (PDMPs) as an additional resource to maximize safety of patient care pursuant to applicable state guidelines.
- Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders - SAMHSA TIP 54: Equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. Discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
- Preventing Misuse of Prescription Opioid Drugs - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Information for physicians and dentists)
- Public Policy Statement on Measures to Counteract Prescription Drug Diversion, Misuse and Addiction - American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Resources for Pharmacists
- Opioid Pharmacy Palm Cards - OASAS, NYDOH, and the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) are pleased to provide you with a sample copy of an informational palm card that is newly available to pharmacies free of charge. The palm card is intended to educate pharmacy customers regarding misuse of prescription pain medication (i.e., opioids). Customers who receive the palm card will receive information on how to find a drug treatment provider near them, as well as other resources.
Resources For Providers and General Public
- The Medicine Abuse Project - a resource from The Partnership at Drugfree.org
- Prescription Safety - Downloadable brochure - what you need to know when you take a prescription home
- 911 Good Samaritan: Explaining New York's Fatal Overdose Prevention Law - From Drug Policy Alliance: This policy seeks to encourage people to call 911 when witnessing or experiencing an alcohol or other drug overdose by providing a limited shield from charge and prosecution for possession of narcotics, marijuana, and, for minors, alcohol
- Educate Before You Medicate - National Council on Patient Information and Education - prescription misuse education and prevention materials
- Medicine Cabinet Inventory Brochure - Tool developed to track prescriptions and help prevent prescription drug abuse
- Is Your Child Misusing Prescription Drugs or Over-the-Counter Medications? - Downloadable Brochure - Signs and Symptoms of Use
- FAQs About Proper Disposal of Drugs - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- List of New York Counties with Medication Drop Boxes - NYSDOH website
- AMCC Rx Drop The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) provides a free mobile app that allows people across the country to use their phone to locate a safe and secure prescription drug disposal site near them.
- Prescription Drug Abuse and the Prescription Opioid Misuse Index (POMI)
- Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders - - SAMHSA TIP 54: Equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. Discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
- New York State Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
- Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA)- Drug Guide - Information for over 40 commonly-abused drugs
- Prescription Drug Abuse - Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
- July 2007 Press Release about Prescription Drug Abuse - NYS Department of Health
- Invisible Epidemic - Montana Department of Justice
- Obama Administration's Prescription Drug Abuse Plan 2011