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Search and Rescue is here to assist you in the fight against opioid misuse and addiction today.
What is Search and Rescue?

In 2018, 185 people died every day in the US from drug overdose.¹ Our nation is suffering from a public health crisis and prescribers can be part of the solution.

Brought to you by the Partnership to End Addiction, Search and Rescue is a prescriber education campaign operating on a grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)* with the sole purpose of providing healthcare professionals with the tools and resources they need to help patients with prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction.

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DESPITE COMPRISING ONLY 5% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, THE US CONSUMES 80% OF THE WORLD’S PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS²

References
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db356.htm. Accessed May 8, 2020.
  2. The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Fact Sheet. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians website. http://nasper.org/Documents/FactSheet-DrugAbuse-2011.pdf. Accessed March 22, 2018.
  3. State prescription drug monitoring programs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/rx_monitor.htm. Drug Enforcement Administration website. Updated June 2016. Accessed March 22, 2018.
  4. Prescription drug monitoring frequently asked questions (FAQ). Brandeis University. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center website. http://www.pdmpassist.org/content/prescription-drug-monitoring-frequently-asked-questions-faq. Accessed March 22, 2018.
  5. U.S. State Prescribing Rates, 2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/maps/rxstate2016.html. Updated July 31, 2017. Accessed March 23, 2018.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Prescription Opioid Overdose Data. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/prescribing/overdose-death-maps.html. Accessed May 8, 2020.
  7. Why guidelines for primary care providers? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/guideline_infographic-a.pdf. Accessed March 22, 2018.
  8. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Results From the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2018-nsduh-detailed-tables. Published August 2019. Accessed May 8, 2020.
  9. National Institute on Drug Abuse website. Overdose Death Rates. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates#:~:text=Drug%20overdose%20deaths%20involving%20prescription,of%20deaths%20dropped%20to%2014%2C975.. Accessed May 8, 2020.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drug Overdose Death Data. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates#:~:text=Drug%20overdose%20deaths%20involving%20prescription,of%20deaths%20dropped%20to%2014%2C975.. Accessed May 8, 2020.
  11. Jones CM. Heroin use and heroin use risk behaviors among nonmedical users of prescription opioid pain relievers—United States, 2002-2004 and 2008-2010. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;132(1-2):95-100.

*This website is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award U18FD004593 totaling $4,078,749 with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, FDA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.