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The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.

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09/25/2016

SMBO using OARRS data to identify prescribers who have failed to register

Ohio law requires all prescribers of opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines to register and use Ohio’s Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).

09/22/2016

White House kicks off Opioid, Heroin Awareness Week

This week, September 19-23, is Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. As a part of this event, the White House released a fact sheet highlighting the administration’s recent efforts to combat this epidemic nationwide. Read More

09/22/2016

Research Watch - Sept. 2016 now available

Research Watch is an initiative by the residents of Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center in the form of a monthly e-publication, which aims to inform psychiatry residents and faculty of notable articles published in prominent research and educational journals, with the hope of promoting a culture of incorporating latest research in our psychiatric worldview. Read More

09/20/2016

Suicide spike raises concerns about access to psychiatric beds in U.S.

A recent spike in suicides in the US has raised concerns about the small number of psychiatric beds in the US for suicidal patients and others in need of psychiatric care. The article points out that the number of psychiatric beds for patients per capita in the US decreased by 95% between 1955 and 2005, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Read More

09/19/2016

Health spending on opioid treatment spikes to 1300% in four years

A new report shows a more than 1,300 percent rise in spending by health insurers in a four-year period on patients with a diagnosis of opioid dependence or abuse. Read More

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September 29, 2016
8:00-9:00PM

OPPA Resident-Fellow Member Committee

Teleconference

October 3, 2016
7:00-8:00PM

OPPA Veterans & Military Committee

Teleconference

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