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Michael Schiesser MD is a physician, speaker, consultant and expert in addictions.

Reversing Drug Overdose …in a kit. #Naloxone #OD2013

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Drug overdose is a graphic reality some don’t get a chance to […]Continue Reading →

9 Elements of an Opioid Agreement

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The subject of opioid agreements frequently arises here in Washington state, and […]Continue Reading →

Prescription Monitoring: Promoting #PatientSafety

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In 2012, more than 2.3 million Washingtonians filled at least one prescription […]Continue Reading →

Heroin: Prescription Painkiller Control becomes “Whack A Mole”

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As immediate past president of the Washington Society of Addiction Medicine, I […]Continue Reading →

Medical Costs from Misuse of Prescription Drugs $200,000,000,000

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According to IMS Health’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the US spends approximately […]Continue Reading →

Will Patients have Access to medications for addiction treatment?

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Regence Innova plan booklet (3)Thousands of patients in Washington state receive care […]Continue Reading →