The hidden costs of the opioid crisis and the implications for financial management in the public sector

Jeri Ropero-Miller and Paul Speaker   Report Date Volume 1, 2019, Pages 227-238 Abstract The November 2017 release of the Council of Economic Advisers’ White House report on the opioid crisis suggests that prior consideration of expenses severely underestimated the…
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UNODC Early Warning Alert System: Forensic Tools for New Psychoactive Substances

← Back to Series  Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour(s) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Early Warning Advisory (EWA) on new psychoactive substances (NPS) was launched in June…
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Improving National Laboratory Capability and Capacity to Measure Human Exposure to Synthetic Opioids

← Back to Series  Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour(s) The CDC laboratory at the National Center for Environmental Health is collaborating with public, private, and academic laboratories to respond to the…
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Webinar Series: Opioids & Emerging Drug Threats – Integrating Public Safety and Health Data for a Forensic Response

Overview Building on the momentum of the National Opioid and Emerging Drug Threats Policy and Practice Forum held earlier this year in Washington, D.C., the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) will assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in a complementary initiative surrounding the topic by hosting…
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The Opioid Epidemic: An Update from the Coroner/ME Perspective

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 Duration: 50 minutes Between 2016 and 2017, overdose deaths increased from 63,632 to 70,237. Of these, 47,600 overdose deaths involved opioids. In 2017, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia were the top…
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Understanding the Impact of Drug Background Levels in Forensic Laboratories

← Back to Series  Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 1:00:00 PM ET – 3:00:00 PM ET Duration: 2 hour(s) As drugs become increasingly potent and analytical instrumentation becomes more sensitive, the need to understand and monitor drug background levels is becoming…