273317 Prescription Drug Overdoses

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Karin A. Mack, PhD , Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC Injury Center, Atlanta, GA
The emergence of an unprecedented problem with overdoses of prescription drugs in the United States over the past 20 years has resulted in a dramatic increase in research on this topic. This presentation will summarize the epidemiologic literature on the topic.

Learning Objectives:
Describe trends in overdoses over the past 20 years. Identify types of drugs involved in drug overdoses.

Keywords: Drug Abuse, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have years of experience conducting research on prescription drug overdoses.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.