opioids

Veterinarians and controlled substances

Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds (Oregonian, 11/14/19)

Audit Finds Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening (OPB, 11/14/19)

Audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians (Portland Business Journal, 11/14/19)

Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians (Corvallis Advocate, 11/18/19)

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s Monitoring of Controlled Substances Needs to Be Strengthened [PDF] (2019) Oregon Audits Division

Opioid overdoses

Oregon’s opioid crisis among the worst in the West (Bend Bulletin 8/12/2019)

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program annual report to the Advisory Commission (annual) Oregon Health Authority

Prescription drug monitoring …, percentage change evaluated (serial) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (2018) Oregon Health Authority

Naloxone and overdoses

Drug saving lives in Lane County (KMTR, 6/28/19)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for naloxone [PDF] (2017) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon pharmacies confirmed to be distributing naloxone (serial) Oregon Health Authority

Do you or someone you know take pain medication?: naloxone saves lives [PDF] (2017) Oregon Health Authority

Veterinarians and drug addiction

Veterinarians observant ‘bystanders’ in opioid addiction crisis, doctor says (KATU, 6/25/2019)

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program annual report to the Advisory Commission (annual) Oregon Health Authority

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program quarter report (quarterly) Oregon Health Authority

Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain

Oregon officials to revisit back pain guidelines and revise chronic pain proposal (Portland Business Journal, 5/10/2019)

Oregon Health Officials to Reconsider Its Opioid Tapering Guideline (National Pain Report, 5/10/2019)

2017-2018 Oregon chronic opioid prescribing guidelines: recommendations for the safe use of opioid medications for patients with chronic pain (2018) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Doctors improperly prescribing opioids

State law shields some doctors from scrutiny (Portland Tribune, 1/11/2019)

Oregon Health Authority: constraints on Oregon’s prescription drug monitoring program limit the state’s ability to help address opioid misuse and abuse (2018) Oregon Audits Division

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) (2017) Oregon Health Authority, Injury and Violence Prevention Program

Drug monitoring program audit

Oregon’s opioid tracking system needs teeth, audit finds (Oregonian, 12/11/2018)

Audit: State stuck trying to track ‘questionable’ drug prescriptions (Portland Tribune, 12/11/2018)

Oregon Health Authority: constraints on Oregon’s prescription drug monitoring program limit the state’s ability to help address opioid misuse and abuse (2018) Oregon Audits Division