Utah Clinical Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids

UDOH Program Presentations

1. Provider Education: HealthInsight Final Report by Terri Rose
2. 2008 BRFSS and OME Update by Erin Johnson
3. USAAV Presentation (Prepared by Christy Porucznik with Updated 2008 Data)
4. Guidelines Overview by Erin Johnson
5. Use Only As Directed: Vanguard Final Report by Jason Carlton
6. Use Only As Directed Follow-up Public Opinion Survey
7. Provider Education Final Results 2010


1. Research Overview by Christy Porucznik
2. HealthInsight: Provider Education
3. Research Update (April) by Christy Porucznik
4. Prescription Pain Medication Deaths in Utah: Trends and What Utah is Doing to Stop the Epidemic by Erin Johnson

Program & Legislative Reports

Provider Education Report: June 2009 Public Education Report: Vanguard June 2009 Public Opinion Baseline Survey Results: Feb. 2008 Public Opinion Follow-up Survey Results: May 2009
Fact Sheet 2007 Provider Education Fact Sheet 2009 Public Education Fact Sheet 2009 Medical Examiner & CSD Tables 2007


Utah Clinical Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids

Utah Health Status Update

Utah Health Status Update: Increase in Poisoning Deaths Caused by Non-Illicit Drugs (1991-2003)

Prescription Medication Deaths in Utah-2005, Summary of Findings

Unintentional and Undetermined Poisoning Deaths--11 States, 1990-2001

Poisonings Surpass Motor Vehicle Crashes as Leading Cause of Injury Death (page 3)

Increase in Poisoning Deaths Caused by Non-Illicit Drugs--Utah, 1991-2003


Press Releases

July 31, 2007 “New Campaign Aims at Fighting Pain Medication Abuse”

April 30, 2008 “UDOH to Unveil Campaign to Reduce Overdose Deaths”

May 1, 2008 “Plain & Simple: Use Only as Directed”

October 2, 2008 “UDOH, Partners to Look for Clues in Rx Drug Deaths”

October 20, 2008 “Gov. Huntsman Declares Prescription Safety Awareness Week”

November, 19, 2008 “UDOH Seeks Input on Guidelines for Prescribing Pain Meds”

March 26, 2009 “UDOH Finalizes Guidelines for Prescribing Pain Meds”

June 2, 2009 “State Sees Dip in Rx Drug Deaths in 2008”

Other Presentations

* Halting Death by Prescriptions in Utah by Lynn Webster
* Environmental Impact of Pharmaceuticals by Leah Ann Lamb
* Aberrant Drug Taking Behaviors: What do we Know? by Steve Passik
* Clean Out the Cabinet Campaign by Kevin Scholz
* Investigations of Department of Insurance Fraud by Kevin Wyatt
* Drug Diversion Literature Review by William Stockdale
* Literature Review of Prescription Analgesics In the Causal Path to Pain by William Stockdale