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Gloucester County Healthcare Professionals Receive Free Scholarships to Fight Opioid Epidemic through Partnership with PDFNJ


Feb 10, 2024
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The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is offering free scholarships to county health-care professionals to take the state-mandated continuing medical education provided by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). The PDFNJ webinar, titled “Do No Harm: Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids,” is tailored to a wide range of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists, and medical students.

This collaborative program also involves Cumberland and Salem counties, and PDFNJ’s accredited online course features input from medical, law enforcement, and legal experts discussing the impact of the opioid epidemic on New Jersey. This program is designed to equip healthcare professionals in Gloucester County and beyond with the latest pain management and opioid prescribing knowledge to reduce opioid misuse and provide informed patient care.

Gloucester County Acting Prosecutor Christine Hoffman referred to the partnership between law enforcement and the medical community as a “natural intersection.” She added that the PDFNJ has been an important ally in the ongoing battle against opioid abuse in Gloucester. The collaborative program aims to address New Jersey’s 2017 opioid legislation which not only limits initial opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply but also makes it mandatory for providers to discuss opioid risks and alternative pain management options with patients.

For more information on the accredited curriculum visit drugfreenj.org/TriCountySafeRx

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