The following new resources are available for patients seeking or providers offering treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD):
Department of Health and Human Services Resources
- How HIPAA Allows Doctors To Respond to the Opioid Crisis (Department of Health and Human Services)–this brief explains how health care providers can share health information with patients’ family members during certain crisis situations without violating privacy regulations.
- General Principles for Evaluating the Abuse Deterrence of Generic Solid Oral Opioid Drug Products: Guidance for Industry (Food and Drug Administration)--this document provides guidance for abbreviated new drug applications that seek approval of a generic version of a solid oral opioid drug product that references an opioid drug product with abuse-deterrent properties.
- Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)—this interactive tool shows geographic comparisons of deidentified Medicare Part D opioid prescription claims within the United States.
- Rx Awareness (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)—this video series features individuals telling their personal stories to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse.
- Rx Pain Medications: Know the Options, Get the Facts (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration)—this fact sheet series aims to raise awareness about the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse and to provide information about alternative pain management methods.
- Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools (National Institute on Drug Abuse)—these two tools assist providers in screening for substance use among adolescent patients (ages 12-17) in primary care settings.
- Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic (American Hospital Association)—this toolkit includes guidance and resources for hospitals and health systems to share with providers and patients about the opioid epidemic.
- The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)—this report describes specific recommendations for how to effectively fight the opioid epidemic.