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Methadone Alert Conference

Overview

Background Materials

FDLE FL. Medical Examiners Commission Report on Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons (PDF):
The attached link to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Medical Examiners Commission Report on Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons contains information compiled from autopsies performed by medical examiners across the state in 2006. During this period there were more than 171,000 deaths in Florida. Of those, 7,741 individuals were found to have died with one or more of the drugs specified in this report in their bodies.

Increases in Poisoning and Methadone-Related Deaths: United States, 1999-2005 (PDF)

Methadone (Drug Description) (PDF)

Methadone as an Analgesic: A Review of the Risks and Benefits (PDF)

Methadone Hydrochloride Tablets USP 40 mg (Dispersible)

The Methadone Poisoning Epidemic (PDF)

National Drug Control Policy and Prescription Drug Abuse: Facts and Fallacies (PDF)

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment is implementing a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment initiative, which involves the implementation of a system within the community and /or medical setting that screens for and identifies individuals with or at-risk for substance use related problems.

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Emergency Disaster Relief
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal here.
RX Abuse Online

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