Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip, M.D., and FMA President John Katopodis, M.D.
— Former DEA Agent Bob Stutman
who doesn't know someone who has been affected." — Mark Mikhael, Pharm.D.
Attendees listened to presentations covering clinical, legal, regulatory, and legislative aspects of the opioid epidemic.
It's a complicated picture."
— Gary Resifield, M.D.
Governor Scott turns to medical professionals for
advice on kicking Florida’s opioid habit.
and Rep. Jim Boyd shared their insight as legislators.
Physicians, policymakers, law enforcement authorities and other leading healthcare professionals came together at the Oct. 6 FMA Opioid Summit in Tampa for an in-depth discussion of the opioid epidemic.
Earn 5.5 CME credits by taking our online Opioid Summit course — available now and discounted $170 for FMA members.
Watch videos of each of the Opioid Summit presentations, including comments from the Governor and a Q&A session.
Click here to see facts and figures illustrating the opioid crisis, including Florida-specific data.
Read the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids Chronic Pain, which provides prescribing recommendations for primary care clinicians.
This article from The Doctors Company offers more recommendations for prescribing opioids safely.