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Medicine Abuse


May 29, 2015 4:00pm ‐ May 29, 2015 5:30pm


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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the situations when opioid withdrawal symptoms can occur with use of oxycodone/ naloxone.
  • Discuss the social media techniques that can be used for toxicosurveillance.
  • Describe trends for nonmedical use of prescription opioids in the US using Twitter.
  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of dextromethorphan poisoning and identify the risk of the dextromethorphan abuse.
  • Discuss trends in abuse of prescription opiates in Australia.
  • Describe the pattern of non-medical use of opioids, benzodiazepines and pregabalin in patients with chronic pain.
  • Describe common trends in patient characteristics and agents associated with acute opioid overdose reported to the Toxicology Investigator's Consortium (ToxIC) registry.
  • Describe the trends over time of intentional exposure cases to buprenorphine, methadone, and oxycodone, as reported to poison centres in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom

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