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OxyContin cannot be the sole reason for opioid crisis

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OxyContin cannot be the sole reason for opioid crisis

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In this presentation I have discussed about the opioid epidemic and sole reasons for the opioid crisis. I have prepared this slide for the debate presentation format.

In this presentation I have discussed about the opioid epidemic and sole reasons for the opioid crisis. I have prepared this slide for the debate presentation format.

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OxyContin cannot be the sole reason for opioid crisis

  1. 1. OxyContin cannot be the sole reason for the opioid crisis
  2. 2. Three Waves of Opioid Overdose Deaths Source: CDC/NCHS, National vital statistics system, mortality, CDC Wonder, Atlanta, Ga;US dept. Of Health and Human services, CDC;2020
  3. 3. Source where pain reliever were obtained in past year: 2019 Source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2019-nsduh-annual-national-report
  4. 4. Past Year Opioid Misuse among People Aged 12 or Older: 2019 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019, April) https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/finder/t/160/drugfacts
  5. 5. Rates of emergency department (ED) visits for nonmedical use of selected opioid analgesics, by type -2004-2008 Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), 2004—2008. University of Michigan, 2009 Monitoring the Future Study.
  6. 6. Initiation of Heroin Use: 2002-2019 Source: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2017). 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological summary and definitions. • Average 140 people each day initiated heroine use. • Among young adults, Average 25 people each day initiated heroine use ~19000/year. • Adults, Average 90 people each day initiated heroine use. FACT: 80 mg Oxycontin costs $60-80 Multiple doses of Heroin costs $ 45 –60
  7. 7. Conclusion • Inappropriate prescription of opioids. • Lack of understanding about the potential adverse effect of long term therapy. • Opioid misuse, abuse and dependence. Source: BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4792
  8. 8. References 1. J.L. Cook, The opioid epidemic, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2022.07.003 2. CDC/NCHS, National vital statistics system, mortality, CDC Wonder, Atlanta, Ga;US dept. Of Health and Human services, CDC;2020 3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), 2004—2008. 4. University of Michigan, 2009 Monitoring the Future Study. 5. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2017). 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Methodological summary and definitions. 6. Overprescribing is major contributor to opioid crisis;BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4792

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