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May 2017 Excerpt

Opioid use puts older adults at risk, too
As shown in the graphic below, some Medicare beneficiaries are at very high risk for adverse drug events and the potential for intentional or unintentional drug diversion due to overprescription of opioids.
graphic outlining opioid prescriptions for ID and WA Medicare beneficiaries
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Prescription Monitoring Programs exist in every state to alert healthcare providers to the potential of overprescribing. How many prescribers in your community regularly use this resource? Encourage them to register for the Idaho or Washington program if they have not done so already.
Congrats to the winners of our Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality!
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Read about the achievements made by organizations in Idaho and Washington.