Pennsylvania

Increased PDMP use
Decreased opioid prescriptions
Enhanced naloxone access
Increased MAT access
16.2% Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions
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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.

Carfentanil health advisory

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory regarding carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania. DOH says that some areas have seen significant numbers of these overdoses, including some that were fatal.

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Opioids for Pain: Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Sure

Advocacy campaign

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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (various medical specialty considerations)

Various specialty medical organizations, including Pennsylvania Medical Society, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health

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Negotiating Problematic Substance Use with Patients in the Primary Care Setting (CME)

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit

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Using Opioids to Treat Chronic Pain (CME)
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Addressing Pennsylvania’s Opioid Crisis: What Health Care Teams Need to Know (CME)

Pennsylvania Medical Society, in collaboration with 11 partner stakeholders

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