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Methadone Alert Conference


Background Materials

FDLE FL. Medical Examiners Commission Report on Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons (PDF):
The State of Florida's Bureau of Vital Statistics reported 206,168 deaths in Florida during 2017. Of the 28,031 deaths investigated by Florida's medical examiners, toxicology results determined that the drugs listed below were present at the time of death in 12,439 deaths. The medical examiners assessed whether the drug(s) identified was the cause of death or merely present at the time of death. The data were then submitted to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) for presentation in this report. It is important to note that each death is a single case, while each time a drug is detected represents an occurrence. The vast majority of the 12,439 deaths had more than one drug occurrence.

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.


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

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