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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Opioid Task Force

    The focus of 2019...

    1. Gathering tools to help physicians:
        • To recognize risk factors
        • To screen for addiction 
        • With prescribing (guidelines / best practice)

    2. Investigating alternative, scientifically-based non-opioid treatments

    3. Growing a coalition with entities seeking resolution to the epidemic.
    Thus far, the task force has established partnerships with Governor Hogan's Opioid Operational Command Center, Maryland Department of Health, Board of Physicians, DrFirst (iPrescribe), Maryland Patient Safety Center, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, DEA, and American Medical Association.

    This webpage is a living repository based on the above activities.  We upload information as we receive it. Our objective is to support you by providing relevant, up-to-date material.                    

    Click here for Articles / Research, Current Events, & Special Reports

    Click here for Buprenorphine

    Click here for Contact Lists

    Click here for Events: Upcoming and Past

    Click here for Operational Materials

    Click here for Opioid Alternatives

    Click here for Prescribing Guidelines

    Click here for Screening Tools

    Click here for Websites

    Click here for information on additional opioid-related education activities at MedChi.