Speakers: Len Paulozzi, Christy Beeghly, Matt Falb, Colleen McLaughlin
Objectives:To discuss how epidemiologists and other researchers at the state and local levels can use traditional epidemiologic tools to assess the prescription drug abuse and overdose problems in their state. To demonstrate metrics and approaches states can employ. To describe the variety and validity of measures of prescription use. To give 2 examples of state experiences.