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Drug Diversion

Rapid Assessment Studies

Strategies for ascertaining, understanding, and characterizing the nature and extent of prescription drug abuse and diversion in a particular locale, and for suggesting interventions designed to reduce abuse and diversion.

Characterization of Drug Using Populations

Demographics, drug source, illicit drug use, frequency of non-medical use, route of administration, and patterns of diversion studies among drug-using populations in South Florida, including:

· Young adult club drug users

· Methadone maintenance patients

· Substance abuse treatment clients

· Active street drug users

· Elderly substance abusers

Focus Group and Individual Interview Studies

Studies to further characterize various populations of prescription drug abusers, pain patients, prescription drug dealers, and pill brokers

Diversion of Prescription Drugs Having Limited Abuse Liability

Studies of prescription drugs with limited abuse liability but high public health significance, including antibiotics, antiretrovirals, blood thinners, ED medications, ACE inhibitors, statins, and NSAIDS).

Route of Exposure Studies

Provides detailed information on how the drug of interest entered the body including dermal, buccal, inhalation and injection.

Poison Center

Demographic Studies

To better understand the characteristics of the reported abuser, studies can be requested on a number of demographic variables.

Pediatric Exposure Studies

Pediatric exposure to prescription drugs is a major concern, and the results of this analysis can assist a company with designing product packaging and labeling.

Product Identification Call Studies

Provides data on specific drugs or classes of drugs where the caller is trying to identify a specific product.

Poly-substance Studies

Provides data on other drugs involved in specific exposures reported by caller.

Associated Medical Outcome Studies

Provides data on the severity of the associated medical outcomes, including minor effects, moderate effects, major effects and death.

Route of Exposure Studies

Provides detailed information on how the drug of interest entered the body including dermal, buccal, inhalation and injection.

Product Dose Studies

Provides detailed information on the total dose of each product is involved in each exposure.

Root Cause Analyses

Provides detailed analysis of root cause of exposure, associated medical outcome, or other variable of interest.

Drug Product/ Class Comparison

Aimed at the evaluation of specific drug products or classes.

Examples include:

o Analysis of Abuse, Misuse and Diversion of Individual Drug Product

o Comparison of Differing Formulations

o Comparison between Drug Classes

 

Geographic Studies

To better understand the abuse and diversion of a specific area, studies can be requested for the following geographic regions:

o Signal Sites - 3-Digit ZIP Codes where Abuse, Misuse and Diversion are High

o Abuse, Misuse and Diversion in Urban vs. Rural Areas

o Abuse, Misuse and Diversion at 3-Digit ZIP Code, Regional, State, or National Level

 

Education

Intervention

Analysis

To evaluate the effectiveness of education or intervention efforts, before/after studies can be requested. Can be used for most interventions.

 

Time Component

Analysis of Rates

Over Time

For evaluation of rates over time to gauge longitudinal trends in prescription drug abuse, misuse and diversion.

 

Opioid Treatment Program

Demographic Studies

To better understand the characteristics of the reported abuser, studies can be requested on a number of demographic variables.

Drug Source Studies

Provides information on how the individual taking the drug acquired the drug and includes sources such as dealer, Internet, friends, family or emergency department.

Injection Use Studies

Provides information on whether the respondent has ever injected their primary drug.

Pain as a Reason for Seeking Treatment Studies

Provides information on whether treatment is being sought for pain or for dependence.

Impaired Health Care Worker

*As a subset of other programs, study opportunities include those listed for the other programs.

Health Care Worker Discipline Studies

Provides information on the discipline of the health care worker.

Survey of Key Informants' Patients

Demographic Studies

To better understand the characteristics of the reported abuser, studies can be requested on a number of demographic variables.

Drug Source Studies

Provides information on how the individual taking the drug acquired the drug and includes sources such as dealer, Internet, friends, family or emergency department.

Injection Use Studies

Provides information on whether the respondent has ever injected their primary drug.

Pain as a Reason for Seeking Treatment Studies

Provides information on whether treatment is being sought for pain or for dependence.

College Survey

Demographic Studies

To better understand the characteristics of the reported abuser, studies can be requested on a number of demographic variables.

Drug Source Studies

Provides information on how the individual taking the drug acquired the drug and includes sources such as dealer, Internet, friends, family or emergency department.

Reason for Nonmedical Use Studies

Provides information on reasons for nonmedical use.

Illicit Drug Use Studies

Provides data on use of illicit drugs by respondents.

Frequency of Nonmedical Use Studies

Provides information on nonmedical drug use in the past month or three months.

Route of Nonmedical Use

Provides detailed information on how the drug of interest entered the body including dermal, buccal, inhalation and injection.