Online Program

Prescription Drug Overdose – CDC’s Public Health Approach

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The presentation will describe the epidemiology of prescription drug overdose in the United States. In addition, clinical practices and patient medication use patterns contributing to overdose will be discussed. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of data-driven public health policy interventions to reduce prescription drug overdoses.

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the current epidemiology of prescription drug overdoses in the United States. Explain the clinical practice and patient medication use patterns that are primary drivers of prescription drug overdose. List the specific public health policy interventions that show the most promise in addressing the prescription drug overdose epidemic.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as a lead subject matter expert on prescription drug overdose at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this position, I provide strategic policy and research direction on drug abuse and overdose to senior CDC leadership; conduct research to identify prescription drug abuse and overdose risk factors, evaluate policies and programs, and enhance surveillance activities; engage in strategic policy development and implementation at the national, state, and local level.
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.