Meeting Archive:
WEBINAR 8: Naloxone Prescribing in Primary Care: Why, Who, and How

Meeting Description:

This is the 8th in a series of 12 monthly webinars on medication assisted treatments(MAT) in primary care settings created by the California Society of Addiction Medicine with the support of a grant from the California Health Care Foundation. No Pharma money was used in creating this series.

Opioid overdose deaths rates are climbing and primary care physicians are on the front lines. Naloxone has revolutionized overdose prevention among people who use heroin but is underutilized in people who use prescription opioids. In this webinar, we will examine the history of naloxone, evidence for prescribing it in primary care, tips for getting patient buy-in, and strategies for implementing  prescription programs in resource-limited settings.


Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:  

  • Explain the evidence for overdose prevention with naloxone
  • Discuss the impact of naloxone prescribing on patient and prescriber behavior
  • Implement practical strategies for making naloxone available to at-risk patients in primary care settings

Credit: This live internet activity is jointly provided by the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the California Health Care Foundation. CSAM is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

PA’s, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and therapists can earn CEU credit.

Date: Fri, May 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): CSAM
 Presenter Information
Diana Coffa, MD
Speaker Photo

Associate Professor, UCSF
Residency Program Director, Family and Community Medicine