California

Increased PDMP use
Decreased opioid prescriptions
Enhanced naloxone access
Increased MAT access
17.1% Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions
170% Increase in PDMPs
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Physician education and training resources

The AMA encourages physicians to access the following education and training resources to help end your state’s opioid epidemic. California (and Hawaii) had the lowest per capita retail-filled opioid prescriptions in the United States in 2016.

CMA On-Demand Webinar, “CURES 2.0. Navigating the State’s New Prescribing Drug Monitoring Database” (2016)
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CDPH Resources for Opioid Prescribers (2017)

California Department of Public Health

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California ACEP Safe Prescribing Guidelines
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White Paper, “Opioid Analgesics in California: Relieving Pain, Preventung Misuse, Finding Balance.”
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