AAO Academy Online
Top 10 Deadliest Prescription Drugs in America
Recorded On: 11/22/2017
Drug overdose claimed more than 47,000 and 52,000 Americans in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The majority of the deaths is caused by a prescription or illicit opioid. This course provides a discussion of the top 10 deadly drugs of abuse and an overview of the mechanisms underlying drug dependence and addiction. Optometrists as primary eye care providers with prescribing privilege can play a role in mitigating the devastating impact of this drug abuse epidemic.
Len V Koh, OD, PhD, FAAO
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