UMEM Educational Pearls

·       Opioid deaths, such as from heroin and prescription opioids, are a major problem globally

·       In the U.S., since 1999 overdose deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled.

o   Almost half of opioid deaths involve a prescription opioid

·       The most common drugs related to prescription opioid deaths are:

o   Methadone

o   Oxycodone

o   Hydrocodone