WHAT: Up to 80 percent of heroin users reported beginning their addiction by misusing prescription opioids. In its continuing efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health is hosting a Lunch & Learn where medical, pharmacy and behavioral health experts will discuss the current status of prescription opioid use and abuse in Louisiana.
WHO: Keynote Speakers include:
- SreyRam Kuy, Chief Medical Officer, Medicaid
State of Opioid Epidemic in Louisiana
- Randolph L. Roig, Pain Management Specialist
Summary of CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing and non-narcotic alternatives
- James Hussey, Assistant Secretary, LDH Office of Behavioral Health
Opioid from a Behavioral Health Perspective
- Joseph Fontenot, Assistant Executive Director, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
Louisiana’s Prescription Monitoring Program: How the PMP can help providers tackle the opioid epidemic
WHEN: December 1, 2016
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Louisiana Department of Health
Bienville Building, Room 118
628 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge
*Guests who cannot attend are invited to participate through the online webinar. Register for the webinar by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.