Posts Tagged opioid

It will take a cross-discipline approach to halt the opioid crisis, experts at IPE Day say

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Cross-discipline and inter-agency efforts are likely to have the greatest impact on the current opioid epidemic. That was the take-away message at this year’s USF Health Interprofessional Education Day, focusing on the opioid crisis and held Nov. 13. To a capacity crowd in the USF Marshall Student Center’s Oval Theatre, […]

“Doing the best for our patients”: statewide NAS initiative launches

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The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) latest infant-focused project, kicked off on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Teams from 32 hospitals, along with representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Nurse-Family Partnership Florida, Healthy Families Florida, and Florida Hospital Association met in Orlando […]

COPH doctoral student focuses research on solutions to local opioid deaths

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According to the CDC, an average of 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. And some communities are harder hit than others. Anne Powell, a toxicology and risk assessment PhD student in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), is attempting to gain a better understanding of local […]

Public health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences […]