CME/CE: A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs

CME/CE: A Closer Look at Leftover Pain Drugs
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Sarah J. Clark, MPH

Associate Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
University of Michigan
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan Health System
Associate Director
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health

Sarah J. Clark, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Sarah J. Clark, MPH (click to view)

Sarah J. Clark, MPH

Associate Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
University of Michigan
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan Health System
Associate Director
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health

Sarah J. Clark, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.
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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, 2016, Available at: http://mottnpch.org/sites/default/files/documents/051616_painmeds.pdf.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Injury Prevention & Control: Opioid Overdose. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html.

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