Preventing Opioid Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion
The opioid abuse epidemic is growing across Massachusetts and the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80% of people who misuse prescription drugs are using pain medications prescribed to someone else. Dentists play a vital role in preventing the abuse and misuse of prescription medications. To help support members in this mission, the MDS is dedicated to sharing the latest information, news, resources, and tools.