Presented: August 1, 2017 By: Mike Midgley, RN, JD, MPH, CPHRM, DFASHRM Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

The CDC has officially declared prescription drug abuse in the US an epidemic – 100 people die from drug overdoses every day, most caused by prescription drugs. As a result, healthcare risk managers are strongly encouraged to mitigate exposure for providers and organizations facing the increasing regulatory and legal consequences of inappropriately prescribing and monitoring controlled substances.